everything
for nothing:
job offer


12 Responses

  1. Frances Ruth Harris Says:

    Bummer.
    It though.
    It does happen.
    Maybe more often than I know.
    Or want to know.
    Thanks for this.
    I have been given a great deal,
    so I have never been in a reflection
    that tells me it was for nothing.
    Learning is something too.

  2. Merrill Ann Gonzales Says:

    Right on the $….

  3. Andrea Says:

    That’s great!

  4. Carole Dwinell Says:

    So poignant. It could be perceived in so many ways. Not successful, not enough, not submitted …
    a feeling of this hole that won’t get filled, potential unfulfilled.

  5. martin Says:

    I fill it with pasta…

  6. Alison Hedlund Says:

    Very well put. Slave labor for slave wages…

  7. Linus Says:

    So much for so little;
    Delayed gratification just does not cut it!

  8. Jeffrey Winke Says:

    Thanks all. Is it obvious I’m a victim of the global economic recession?

  9. Rhoda Galgiani Says:

    You as well as many others…but on the other hand something now-a-days is better than nothing. So many have nothing.

  10. charlie rossiter Says:

    this is one of your best Jeff…a beautiful consistent mood and artfully ambiguous

  11. Donna Fleischer Says:

    Here’s my potsherd: remnants of years of commercial pre-press production work as a master journeyman, translated into twelve-hour night shifts, cascading layoffs (due to severe downsizing from digitalization revolution) and other numbing horrors. If it’s any consolation, I (and others) found new life after the final layoff. This remnant

    vacation —
    looking for
    my chains

    became,

    the view
    from not working
    breathtaking!

  12. Michael Richardson Says:

    Jeffrey, agreeing, all are victims of recession; those in bread lines, as well as those doing well. Carole D. your words vindicate the different percept:
    nothing
    for everything:
    job offer

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