Margaret Alice Second

(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Colour-coding My Life [REVISED]


Colour-coding My Life [REVISED]
Colleagues walk in, sit down and start typing at lightning
speed; I arrive, change clothing - couldn’t leave home in
purple bohemian attire with beads and scarf to light it up,
my beloved would have died of a heart attack seeing me
dressed like this; I arrived in sober black and white

Then I arranged my beads, trimmed my hat and changed
it again, changed the setting of my dolls, the determined
little rosebud-mouth next to me, a pink flower in her lap,
the wooden dolls in vases with the flowers, adding my
shiny anchor with fake diamonds to the arrangement

New pink bone-china aviary cashmere mug with a pink
cloth inside to reinforce the colour aspect, the lanyard
permitting entry into the big office attached to a purple-
flower-patterned book-bag next to the purple and pink
container with hair combs – Yesss, THIS is an office

A home from home, a place to work and dream and be;
now back to my document: ‘Faced with economy’s need
for multiform energy’ – my energy is spent, I need a rest
after active involvement colour-coding my life, besides,
without peace, energy goes to multiform wars in Africa…

Submitted: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Edited: Thursday, February 13, 2014
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