Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Impressions of Late

Posted on: June 12, 2017

202.
A surprise of blue
Half shell in shards on the path
From ruin springs life

(6/11/2017)

201.
The lack moth was dead
Its wings landed separately
On top of the trash

(6/11/2017)

200.
With her bright pink cleats
A focused run to the pitch
Young girl means business

(6/10/2017)

199.
I read a poem and feel poetry rises up
I watch a video of a triumphant Olympic track race and remember the sting of my own sweat
Watching Julia Child makes me think I can cook
Does anything come of it?
Substance?
Satiating hunger?
What the hell am I doing?
Is that all there is?
Wondering crackles like bacon in a frying pan
As a woman whose freshly bathed scent
Follows behind her and her dog after they pass me
Sitting here on this bench contemplating my navel
I wonder some more
Isn’t it enough just to be a person
Out walking a dog?

(6/10/2017)

198.
Frozen acrobat
Cartwheel of a tree
Complete with navel

Is she enchanted?
Like a myth from times of old?
A hex of a god?

Maybe she’s happy
She wanted to stay like that
Forever in glee

2017 06 08 tree

(6/8/2017)

195.
Not so hard to do
Like a cartwheel for my brain
A wee thing to keep

(6/8/2017)

196.
Our back door shoe rack
A study in black and white
And fam’ly action

2017 06 08 bw

(6/8/2017)

195.
Divinely scented
Glorious magnolia
Lovely perfection

2017 06 07 magnolia

(6/7/2017)

194.
I wanted candy
But I didn’t have any
So, then, I made some

(6/2/2017)

193.
The tomato soup
And long drink of cold coffee
Really hit the spot

(5/26/2017)

192.
Candy on the bird’s nests
Compensate for suffering pain
Cool air in the open door
A taped leaf named Gerald
A sinus infection and a singing gig
Braces and New York City trips
Raffle ticket for Yeezys baby
Office gossip and ballet tix
Guitar chords and song sheets
Hieroglyphics and spell check
Polka dots and a box logo
Laundry and IEPs
Quiet Man and Danse Macabre
Perlman’s fiddle and Bela’s banjo
Fizzing water strawberry peach
Shadows waltz on window pleats
Capture today and mark the time
Steady and ready tomorrow’s rhyme

(5/26/2017)

191.
Down the rabbit hole
I love to go where it leads
But I’m always late

(5/16/2017)

190.
Watch for fireworks
Be careful with what you say
You might spark a blaze

(5/16/2017)

189.
The one thing standing
Twixt this house and a pig sty?
Me. There’s only me.

(5/16/2017)

188.
It’s gone in a flash.
That’s the problem with pleasure.
Have the treat. Then, what?

(5/13/2017)

187.
Magical Thinking
Can I accomplish something
With it? I hope so

(5/12/2017)

186.
An old grocery list
Makes me sentimental
All that is gone now

(5/12/2017)

185.
That lady made me
Narrow my eyes with disdain
Curl my lips and snarl

(5/10/2017)

184.
Fine: go to church: BUT
Make your LIFE a ministry
To always do GOOD

(5/9/2017)

183.
Projects sit around
“I’m not finished with that yet”
Will I get to it?

(5/8/2017)

182.
The business of life
As a beaver tends her dam
I, too, tend to mine

(5/8/2017)

181.
My son finds clovers
The ones with charms and four leaves
Shares magic with me

(5/5/2017)

180.
My words, things I say:
Frequently, I must eat them
What I thought: was wrong

(5/5/2017)

179.
Items collected on a plate in the kitchen
A button that fell from my sweater
A coin a lady gave my son
She said, do you want this?
It’s a one cent euro
Now a memento of a sweet gesture
A magnet from a now open closure
Stuck to the coin
And a guitar pick, too stiff
But decorated with a giraffe
Cut up slips of paper
Reminders, lists
Held fast with a small stone
That made its way into the house
I don’t know how
And the plate itself
Made by one of the children
Colored on paper
Sent away and sealed in plastic
Documenting the moment it was made
We are, each one of us
A collage of instants
Like the plate
And the things collected there

(5/4/2017)

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