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JOAN McNERNAY : Maintenance Man
JOAN McNERNAY : The Teacher

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JOAN McNERNAY
Maintenance Man

Everything falls apart, all things rot and crack. Each day another tenant fills out forms to request repairs. Hot water tanks burst, sinks back up, toilets jam. Smoke alarms break. It's a messy life, he pushes against riptide. All spring and summer, weeds keep growing. Leaves gather during fall. In winter time, ice covers walkways. Itís time to go home now. Tomorrow he will return to pick up the pieces again.

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JOAN McNERNAY
The Teacher

She hoped some would leave, rise above dirty factory gates past plumes of smoke spewing from the cement plant. Occasionally when discussing great American novels, the walls shook. Ravines were blasted for more rocks to crush into powder. She wished they would not become clerks for soul-less chain stores or cooks in fast food joints where smells of burning grease lingered. What was the use of teaching literature and poetry to these children who would soon grown listless? Their spirits grinded down like stones in the quarry.

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REPAIR: resort, frequent or habitual going; concourse or confluence of people at or in a place; making one's way; to go, betake oneself, to arrive; return to a place; to dwell; to recover, heal, or cure; to renew; to fix to original condition. -- Oxford English Dictionary


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