Applicants will be tested
for depression, rain and wind-speed –
only the best degrees need apply.
No tornadoes please.
Sunny disposition an advantage.
Let the new day
seep through clouds and present itself
We need to beat the years
that race away like sprinters
leaving us lounging in coffee shops
Old days twist themselves in our hair
bring us together
a froth of gossip with latte
and heart to heart we open up compartments
for crumbs to grind our gums.
We are ordinary work-a-day women
sliding to a halt.
The past has worn us out.
Come sup with us.
to goodbye all our yesterdays
and fly into the sun