John Grey


I sit in a cube

with a nameplate

on its outside wall

so visitors can readily

identify the occupant.

Other than my breath

and perhaps the blinking

of my eyes,

nothing heralds my existence

like those eight letters

imprinted on metal,

precise and dignified,

and referring to me

and no one else.

No interpretation needed.

No need to view it sideways.

Or backwards.

Yes it’s cold to the touch

but it’s warm with information.

So go ahead.

Introduce yourself.

Or point to the name-tag

that’s pinned to your chest.

You have business with me.

I could possibly help you.

It’s the first step on

the road to relevance.

God, don’t you just love it

when you’re who you are.

About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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