Thursday, May 30, 2013

Waiting Room

Be on time
Not that I have a choice
I'll be there
Sometime between
June and September
If I remember
Then again
How can I forget?
It isn't like
I can just ignore this
Blaring reminder
On my cel-phone
Ringing incessantly
So here I am
You aren't ready for me?
I am just supposed to wait?
Ok...
I'll wait...
Ten more minutes?
Twenty?
A week?
A month?
You must be joking
There are too many magazines
And shiny distractions
I'll just listen
To a shiur
Or some music
While I wait
I
Hate
Waiting
Oh
You are
Almost
Not
Sort of
Ready
For me?
HEY!
Why does she get to go before me?
I was here before him!
Where are your priorities?
Didn't I sign in?
Oh come on.
Not her!
Him?
Really?
This must be a joke!!!
What about me?
Did you...
Forget about me?
I don't want
To wait forever
I hate waiting.

2 comments:

  1. This is so, so good.
    Thank you for sharing this poem-it can be applied to so many people and situations. I love how universal it is.
    (hug)



    (I think you should think about publishing this one...seriously.)

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  2. I agree with Devorah. This is amazing and can be applied in so many ways. My favorite poems are the one's that allow for each person to interpret it in their own way and not be constrained to what the intention of the author is. This does just that!

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