Erothanatos

E-ISSN 2457-0265

 

Vol. 5 Issue 1

Danny P. Barbare

The Janitor’s Salvation

Mopping

the floor,

wringing out the water,

the future can only shine

holding the handle of hope,

one more day of grit

and grime closer to my

dream. Pouring today’s

yellow bucket down the

drain.

The Janitor’s Work of Art

Cleaning down to the spot

and then some,

it’s just my job,

I happen to enjoy

to a shine

with bottle of spray and cloth

that reflects a smile

including mine.

A Good Janitor

Says

the

broom,

 

take

me

by

the

handle

 

and

I

will

help

you

clean

the

floor

 

as

a

good

janitor

is

a

good

janitor,

 

I

will

not

deny.

The Janitor’s Order

 

One

by

one,

 

I

take

the

handle

of

a

broom,

 

then

the

mop

 

to

put

my

mind

at

ease

 

as

I

hum

and

sing.

About the Poet

Danny P. Barbare resides in the Upstate of the Carolinas. He attended Greenville Technical College. He works as a janitor at a local doctor’s office. His poetry has won the Jim Gitting’s Award and has been nominated for Best of the Internet by Assisi Online Journal. His poetry has recently appeared in Silkworm, Appalachian Edge, Boundless, and The Elizabeth River Writers. He lives with his family and small dog Miley in Greenville, SC USA.

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