Today I ran an emotional gamut

From feeling sad and fragile

To excited and powerful…

All this stemming from

Filling out job applications

And writing resumes.

Who knew that looking

For work could be such an

“In your face” experience?

Who am I?

What are my capabilities?

Am I open to trying

Something new?

Each position calls

For a new presentation

Of what I have to offer,

Creative packaging of me.

Copyright 2009 Judith Hurley Prosser