I am in charge of all the envelopes
within the store. I sort each one I find
by height, width, colour, condition. “Sam copes
well under pressure, right?” Boss had in mind
a man like me – loyal and completely trust-
worthy. Who took responsibilities
seriously. Focused. On task. He must
have seen every one of those qualities
in me. He must have seen them all. That's why
I am in charge of such important work.
In this tough sector, envelopes must be
ready when needed, not just piled high
without any logic. Others might shirk
the job, but I do it gladly, for free.
If you have any comments on this poem, Luigi Coppola
would be pleased to hear from you.
You can hear a recording of Luigi Coppola reading his poem, at