Ankles

Adjustable desk top in plywood
Adjustable desk top made in New Zealand. Relevance to the poem—you decide!

We were taught
to cross our ankles
not our knees
when seated
for reasons
of aesthetics
and decorum.

A lesson lost
on all today
apart from
doctors
actors
royalty
and models.

Poem and pic by Rachel McAlpine CC BY 2.0. Now why did I choose that photo…

Listening

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I can’t think
with that man talking
and talking and talking
about ethics
and how your clients love you
when you listen.

I can’t think
with that other man
listening and listening
and smiling and nodding
and sometimes
saying Yes.


pic & poem by rachel mcalpine cc-by-3.0

I wonder what you think about when you read this poem…