Monday, February 26, 2018

ever so assured ready to do her job for the day

                                                                Artist: Helene Schjerfbeck  (1862–1946)
Image:  Girl Friday (here)

10 of 12 given words:
assure transparent granite fairy bleach far-fetched cancer 
chamomile (a flowering plant with daisy-like flowers)
autophobia (morbid fear of being alone or isolated )
layogenic (a person who appears attractive from a distance but not up close)

like a chamomile, she would dance like the wind
to glide gracefully her long skirts trailing in disarray
that was how at the office she arrived every morning
ever so assured ready to do her job for the day

transparent in outlook stoic as a boulder of granite
standing against any intrusion from near and afar
a reliable 'gatekeeper' for her boss as of right
gregarious by nature not restricted by autophobia

envy of her peers blessed with beauty to appear
fairy-like in demeanour nothing layogenic
but bleached of restraints in her character
far-fetched from any cancer of office politics

MLMM's Wordle #186


  1. You have a wonderful way with words Hank. Brilliant poem and such a joy to read.


  2. What a beautiful and flattering portrait you paint

  3. Cool, I easily picture the administrative assistant. But when I read "bleached of restraints", for some reason Dolly Parton in the movie Nine to Five popped into my head. Sometimes you have to tie up the boss and then keep everybody away, lol.

  4. Breaking those rules sometimes sure is needed.