Potential

As she stands there at her table at work,
stuffing little bottles into little bags,
thoughts are running through her head,
mixed emotions, temper flaring and settling down,
she starts to daydream, zones out on her mindless task.
With her inner eye she sees a gate closing, a page turning,
next to the gate a window opens, an empty page appearing.
She knows now that it is time to write a new story,
to move on from this grind, from being stunted in growth.
She needs to unfold her potential, find alternate ways to earn.
She comes back the room and looks around,
watching the others work on their monotone tasks.
Inside determination rises, she nods approvingly to herself saying:
“I am more than this”.
Then she climbs head first through the window…

Gate

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