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The Old Brown Desk

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The Old Brown Desk


She was twenty-five,
a college drop out,
each day the same.
A cramped office
that smelled like
disinfectant.

Dull everything
except her old brown desk
with the brown desk blotter.
Carved names, etched hearts
and a peace sign hidden there.
Sad to think the lives
that desk had known.

How they looked,
what circumstances
brought them to tell
their heartís desire
to the desk top were
her imaginationís treasure.
She knew that Mark loved Julie.
"Love is timeless happenstance",
was carved so deep
pieces of eraser
were trapped in the inscription.

Sometimes she would amuse herself
adding more,
she wrote "Lifeís a bitch",
and "Whatís it all about".

A receptionist in the personnel office
of J&Bís Janitorial Services
was not always busy.

© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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