Sunday, September 24, 2023

It is told


I cast stones, follow them down
with my eye
everyone loves a happy ending 
                                                        a memory of my father, hand raised
                                                        to give me 
                                                        a high five or a hug or a wave hello 
the child irrevocably lost somewhere 
although only 
in books and movies and video games 
                                                       doesn't everyone love a good story?
                                                       even when 
                                                       it runs off inexplicably like water?
frequently, I too have taken to a bed 
planting crops
in the soft dust of worlds being born
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Day: I didn't leave home today. I attended UU online, graded online for hours, read for hours, gardened and walked in the yard for hours, Nu met friends for dinner and was gone for hours, and then R stopped by to give me a massage--for one hour. I think that was the high point of my day. Spent some time being miffed with Big A, and that was the low point. (Raced through Jessamine Chan's School for Good Mothers and now am deep into Zadie Smith's The Fraud.)

Pic: Max and Huck at sunset yesterday. Golden hour; golden babies.

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Your day sounds very cozy, other than the miffed at husband part. I had that too! Lol, must be something in the air.

maya said...
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Gillian said...

Nice picture and day.

maya said...

Nicole, must be LOL. Here's to more cozy and less crabby for us!
Thanks, Gillian!

StephLove said...

Really nice.

maya said...

Thank you, Steph!!!!!

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