12 Hour Shift

Vector seamless pattern of black and white bras on a violet background.
She makes adjustments
Those that occupy me
May now stand at attention
Playing peek-a-boo
Often saluting on-lookers
Can't find a quality me at Wally World
Nor the swap meets
12 hour shifts
Don't mind the job so much
They depend on me for help
Carrying what feels like tons
Thank God for the cut backs in '96
Yet, I'm still an "F", envy of "A's" and "B's"
When it's all said and done
My shift ends when
I parachute across the room
In a high wind
The landing isn't important
For tomorrow, my shift starts again
Supporting the team

Published by 5thgenerationgirl

Tammy Wynette is a mother of three and a “G-MA” (grandma). Born in Warren, Arkansas, she currently resides in Sacramento, CA and is pursuing an AA degree in English at American River College, with plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). She is an active leader and role model in her community, she works with teens sharing and teaching poetry, as well as providing insight for young parents to prosper. She has certificate from NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is a trailblazer & Griot, keeper of stories/traditions passed down from her ancestors. As an Author and motivational speaker it’d be an honor to present at your events to inspire, encourage & let our VOICES be heard! She has short stories and poems published in Our Black Mothers Brave, Bold and Beautiful!

12 thoughts on “12 Hour Shift

    1. Haha, thanks. People seem to get a good chuckle during my readings. It was my son’s idea to use my bra as a prompt years ago because somehow it always seem to land on or near him, lol. Now his wife does the same think, smh. Glad you liked it.


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