Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Flash 55 — the interview

A strong steady fire
is what I hope for.

Too long the pre-heating
and energy is wasted.

Team of chefs
well-steeped in your craft
tossing me into the stew:
Please pierce my brain from the first
to dispel steam,
to allow even cooking.

Please discard the worn-out recipe.
Pick me to serve a higher purpose.

A decades-old poem reworked in exactly 55 words for Friday Flash 55.
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Brian Miller said...

we can all hope our destiny is a higher purpose...interviews can def be boiler rooms as well....

G-Man said...

Oh yeah Lydia, you nailed this one! Most excellent comparison you've made.
I loved your Hot Spot 55
Thanks for this beauty of a retread, Thanks for your much appreciated support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Fireblossom said...

You're hired, chica. You always oput so much of yourself--ahem--into everything you're part of!


Rob-bear said...

The event may have been ghastly, but your writing is superb! You truly deserve much more than a worn-out recipe! It will take something new and enchanting to direct your energy.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

They do say that when it comes to interviews throwing a dart at a board is as likely to get you the correct candidate - but being interviewed can certainly feel like being grilled, fricasseed and boiled for several hours :)

naomi dagen bloom said...

Before I saw the photo, read the crisp text. An extended haiku it seemed. Brought thoughts of many times of being "decided upon" professionally and personally--and moving on.



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