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On the hallway wall next to the door is posted “Room 417 Storage”.  In this fairly new facility it is used as an occasional office.  The majority could not tell you where it is or for what purpose it is utilized.  I was assigned to sit in silence in Room 417 with three other people for two and a half hours.  I’m a teacher; you figure it out.  Here are my impressions of the space, the activity, and our path.

In a claustrophobic room
Painted white no decor there
Neither flower nor mind could bloom
Though florescent lights and vented air

 

 White noise from conditioned air
Abundant plastic, metal too
Nothing the senses would find fair
Though clean and bright and also new

 

Sanitized of all that harms
Disease, sharp corners, tanning rays
Not a thing the spirit alarms
Though emergency exits map ways

 

Thus the danger to our lives
All is well but dead inside
No awareness that life never thrives
Except in Sonshine and change of tide
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Physics is the way to go
Or stop or go with the flow
Or at least know how it works
Like impulse of bumps and jerks
Who cares may be your question
Each action has reaction
Energy conserved as well
Even if you cannot tell
Not effect your life you say
Neglect it and you will pay
Efficiency or power
Safety of bridge or tower
Go away leave me alone
Please change frequency and tone
Add net force and head for home
Physics guide you as you roam

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