Lucy Giardino Cortese

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Open one sleepy eye and peer at the clock face
In 15 short minutes must be at the workplace
No time for a shower I leap into my clothes
When this gal oversleeps that's how it goes

With Karma on my side the traffic is slight
Pedal squashed to the floor and no cops in sight
No rush hour gridlock just a car or two???
Crossing the bridge my school building in view

Turn on the radio to check the correct time
A preacher proclaiming that Heaven is sublime
Toll taker grabs my quarter and sighs with a scoff
“You teachers are lucky to have Sundays off!”


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