2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 7

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Wow! Somehow, we're already a week into this year's challenge. That seems impossible, but we're there.

For today's prompt, write a poem describing a scene in which two or more people interact without speaking. Such moments happen every day. Some are happy; some are sad; and some are angry.

Here's my attempt:

"Where It Counts"

As the editor makes more copies
without counting them, the office
manager huffs into the supply room
and yanks open a cabinet before
slamming it back closed. Then, she sighs
as if the world has mounted her back
and pushed all the air from her lungs,
but the editor rolls his eyes and keeps
running out copies. He knows only
too well that paper does grow on trees.

*****

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