Three Poems | by Danny P. Barbare

How the Janitor Works

Pride says the janitor

as if so square

wiping down the

the table tops

work is to shine

as if the only corners

are an old fashion

bottle of spray and a


A Day in the Life of a Janitor

Have a great day says the



as if it is a reflection on him

even if the door just


oh how the floor shines

and a cold sip of a water


is still delicious.

The Janitor Cleans the Board

Says the janitor, I’m wiping

down the board

so tomorrow will be a little


and the marker simple

as today is soaked up like a cold

wet rag as if to







Danny P. Barbare has been writing poetry off and on most of his adulthood. His poems have appeared in numerous online and print journals. He resides with his family in Greenville, SC where he grew up.


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