weekday swim

Nolan Perla-Ward

at a beach once

a set of people asked me:

what           are

you doing           here.


and the response

if it wasnt            obvious already:

im                         swimming.


and their reply:

another question.

they asked.

what kind of        job

lets you                swim

all day.


i said it loud and proud

front desk

ocean pacific lodge

pacific avenue

14 dollars an hour

the bosses have cameras and microphones

all over the place to spy on us

but moreso for the housekeepers

so they can know if they steal

some toilet paper

or other toiletry.

in which case

they have good case to fire them.


they nodded.

a collective:                 ah.

enjoy                            your swim.

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