(24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Giddy With Excitement (Rev.)

Giddy with excitement I run about gossiping
about the waterfall in the office building; our
parking garage's under water & the pension
office's door is open letting waters through -
with it tumbling down the escalator shaft &
creating a great atmosphere - I love the

Challenge and adventure posed by my office
life - always a new event, formerly sewerage,
& not so salubrious I have to say - but still a
change of scene without moving place - I'm
grateful for the change of pace, laughing as
colleagues joke about swimming in Our

Jungle; Madame Pompadour is missing out,
she is in hibernation & doesn't come to work,
without bothering about leave forms I'd add,
her boss isn't here - so we minor officials in
the trenches have all the fun; may the world
rejoice with us, a waterfall at work sounds

Like a fairy tale - & so it is, a fantasy come
alive to bring joy to little officials - like ME!

by Margaret Alice Second

Comments (1)

What an exuberant and uplifting poem. Just the thing to brighten up a dull morning. You know, Margaret, you are going to keep me very busy over the coming weeks. I see you have over sixteen hundred poems to your name! Still, if they are as good as this one, I shan't complain.