Low Self Esteem
What does it say
when my hands held under the automatic faucet
don’t bring the promised gush of water,
when my hands held in front of the magic button
of the automatic dispenser of paper towels
brings forth no towels, only
a wild whirling electrical whine,
when automatic doors aren’t?
• Richard Stokes, a Juneau resident since 1971, writes about nature, which he loves, and aging, which he is doing.