April 16: Taking My Turn

by allisonkujiraoka

The schedule bears my name, last then first
inside the column ‘on duty.’
This is not the same as ‘in charge’
as I have no real agency.

It is my turn to clear my day.
Follow the rules, do what they say.
Bow, say thank you, serve tea on a tray.
Work hard to keep negativity at bay.
Watch while the team learns to practice, then play.
Perform all my chores start to finish, come what may.
Fulfill and exceed expectations, or I’ll pay.