From a hardy thermos to keep droopy eyelids from shutting,
Sips strong hot tea while moving to the back of the bus on feet dragging. Because
of last night’s agonizingly late crunch.
Piecing together a presentation the boss wanted this morning
Announced nonchalantly without the slightest warning –
life is hard. But
there are grilled sardines for lunch.
The last two lines are from “Saudade” by Andrew Johnston as given to me by the Bibliomancy Oracle – a magical generator of literary wisdom. I was feeling quite stressed out at the time, so this response made me smile. I’ve never actually eaten sardines, but I’m curious to try…
Thanks for reading,