The Next Task
Bianca Relue

Sitting at a messy desk,
bending fatigued eyes over pages,
scribbling in a notebook,
disrupting focus with rock music,
aching temples rubbed by fingers,

ruffling through a black backpack,
making sure everything is in order,
tugging on a green blouse,
sighing as the backpack is lifted,
moving on to the next task.