Calling in Sick on a Friday When it isn’t Raining

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Calling in Sick on a Friday when it’s not Raining

 

 

Real change lady shares her corner in front of the Sanitary Market

With me and my hat

Today I’m painting henna paisleys by donation

 

“In this months issue”, chants the real change lady,

“I’m one of the poets- buy a copy only a dollar”

 

We share spanokopita and a chai

My stuff and voice sprawling into her territory

Illustrated vegan cookie recipes

Hand made cards with cat faces and sequins

 

“Summer time and the livin’ is easy”

Ahh! Just like Janis

Elsewhere my files pile and the phone rings like a hungry baby

 

Escape market security move-alongs

Do I have a permit and report my quarters to the IRS

Don’t they know that I’m almost in high demand?

 

Piroski lunches and lattes to go- hey you hang up and listen

Buy a paper, support the arts, and sing along

 

I put out more product: self-published manifestos

Lavender scented jewelry- origami cat toys with dangly ribbon bits

 

Real change lady drops a handful of coins in my hat

As I read one her poems out loud

Voice cracking this stolen sunny Friday

I better dance when I sing “Fever”

People seem to like that

 

pen and ink drawing by Lisa Noble

pen and ink drawing by Lisa Noble

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About lisasstories2013

Lisa Noble is a published writer and artist. Her stories, poems and art work have appeared in the following: Poet's West Journal, The Sound, Sage Woman, The Beltane Papers, Mixed Metaphors by the Seattle Art Museum, Voices of Choice, 33 Angel Times, Metro's Paint me a Poem: as part of Metro's 1999 Poetry on Buses Lisa's poem: "Low on the North West Food Chain: was featured on several Metro Buses. Since 2006 Lisa has been a regular contributor to We'Moon publications. Lisa is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and is the author of the 3-part Charman Chronicles series. Book one: "The Charman Chronicles: The Book of Fire" Is available on Amazon.com in book and Kindle form. (See Frieda Cramer's book review on the Kindle display!) Lisa's motto is: Support Literacy, Read to a Kid" thus the theme of this blog which will feature her favorite children's stories. Lisa has also self published two chapbooks and is the creator of the "Halfway to Babylon" project slated to come out in 2014. Lisa has shown her art work in group and solo exhibitions. Most recently being a part of the "Artful Henna" exhibition at the Art Not Terminal Gallery curated by Kree Arvanitas and Jeannie Lewis. View Lisa's work on her on-line shop: www.cafepress.com/lisanoble and on this blog.

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