To remind myself
of what’s in it for me
I don’t use
management teachings
that say I want
the customer to return.

I do but
a better indicator
of a return visit
helps me
more immediately.

I take care of each table
with action and attitude
that says
all but out loud,


©2009 Shari Lynne Smothers

Prompt: Write a poem about growth in any form. This is my poem for Day 7 of the 2009 November PAD Chapbook Challenge.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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