Here they are! This week’s assortment.
It’s not just a gray suit and navy tie
that I wear to leave town. No,
I go well-dressed in all kinds of motives
The dress rehearsal
We got Close enough in the end but
there are still Far too many words
in the script
But it feels that way
I dread The Photos
What they may show
the thick-lenses short-sighted fellow
and his past – he thinks:
if you can’t see it then maybe it didn’t happen
the government official
the stream of pedantic words
I forgive him because he takes the trouble to smile
ink and marmalade
are what put this book together
finances and a slap are what got it published
The dishwasher their locker room –
Dozens of coffee mugs take a hot shower
after a hard day at work
scrounging up some embroidery thread
she gets to work
stitching up some more brightly-colored fabrications
eyeing all that money:
he is looking fifty dreams into the future.
Just not meant to be –
Love gone off course
like a poorly-thrown spitwad
The impact of the bowling ball
How hard the pins fall
That’s how I felt when I realized
I had married the wrong sister
In that old photo I pose
The mysterious pink building in the background
My black-framed glasses – as always – slipping down my nose
I don’t give lessons I don’t explain I don’t give details
I just do it:
adrenaline and style
you mention Evelyn and I say
you know it’s too late
for that expensive cookware to do any good
a doctor, smooth talk, and a magnifying glass
next thing you know you’ve been
diagnosed with something they don’t advertise on TV
a vast chlorine-blue pool:
in a setting of concrete
he does the crossword puzzle in neon.
Whirling in their boiling frenzy
The beans scratch out a rhythm
The old pot sings.
that shiny red dress
as soon as I said that
you pictured what?
in bed with a cold
nothing to think about but
how to get rid of the ants in the kitchen
shoes like that
keep it low-key
while you deny everything
5 thoughts on “Little Vines 3/24/22”
#5703 knocked my socks off! Wow! then I had to giggle a little at #5712… So much like my reality!
Thank you. Yes, sadly, the ants are a factor in my life recently, though thank goodness they did not make it into the kitchen (that I have seen…)
This is a great group. I particularly like 50 dreams into the future. (K)
Thank you. Yes, me too, when that phrase fell into place, I had such a vision of how that would look and feel, I felt happy.
It’s a good vision.
Comments are closed.