I made a lousy fireman.

I did.not know where the hoses,

or ladders were

the others were of course

angry birds. rightly so.

They said mean comments

behind my back.

I was always angry or embarrssed

No training, no direction,

only instruction and rolling of eyes.

wouldn’t, couldn’t quit.

The only way out was to:

Wake up.

Don’t quit!

Wake up!

Awakening, with a sigh , rolled over.