Posted in Best Wishes, Books & Stories, Just Poetry, Over Coffee

I Left My Cape In Rome

 

The finest wool that never felt cold

Dark green

Midi length

He’d stolen it anyway

Bought with a credit card he never intended to pay

A gift for me he’d say

And did

So what

Had too much to bring back besides

With weight limitations as they were

Broke, busted but filled

It’s fabulous you know

Rome is

Maybe for someone there it’d do more good

Good to be rid of him

Enjoy your new life

I set you free

Keep them warm whoever it’ll be

I loved Rome so

You will too

If you’re anything like me

 

 

 

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Posted in Best Wishes, Books & Stories, Holiday And Celebrate, Movies, new year, poetry

Until Midnight

 

Well

Clothes are drying

I had no intention to do

But

The towel along the base of the sliding glass doors

Was damp

Frozen too and I thought

Could this be the reason for the slight uncomfortable breath

That bit of fresh air I didn’t need

On my toes

So I took it up and laid two more down

Tucked them all around and it felt warmer or was it me

It was late enough for reasonable rates

Utilities

So I began

And it just added to everything else I’d done today

Vacuuming, dusting, maybe now I’ll sneeze less

About time I’d say

Taking down decorations

Except a small bit of the tree

My grandson wanted to help out you see

He’ll be over again

Anyway

That is my day and my New Year’s Eve

Who says we have to celebrate the same

Between was a 1951 film where men wore suits to mow their lawns while tipping hats when ladies walked by

Later on a Hammer Classic Dracula

Then Boogie and Bacall

Or is it Bogie

Anyone out there at all

A New York Winter’s Tale

Now what I don’t know but I have a few left to choose

Making toast

A glass of wine

I’m fine

 

 

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Birds Begin Chirping Around 4 A.M.

 

 

I know because I was up before 4 and then it got noisy and I looked at the clock, well; cell phone screen. There went tranquility. It was so, what can I call it, it was so active, there was so much chatter it was as if they were all getting their assignments for the day or hadn’t seen each other for so long it was such a delightful surprise… many delightful surprises. So much expression if there could be with chirping, or if there are expressive lilts in chirping voice the volume evident on a stock market floor. I don’t know but I know everyone was up. I thought “birds begin chirping at 4am” then thought “Hey! ‘Birds Begin Chirping Around 4A.M’.” Works for me.

 

And here we are.

 

Maybe it was assignments for mother’s day.

 

My mom and I had a conversation about Mother’s Day and I realized where I got my perspective from, not that I had to agree but I did this time. I told my kids don’t worry about Mother’s Day, every day is Mother’s Day when you’re a mom not that it stopped them from making cards and homemade gifts which were always a treasure to receive. For me my kids were the best part and that was every day. When I came home from work and we were together nothing outside could hurt me. I guess Mother’s Day could be like birthdays. You’d celebrate those, then again; you do on their birthdays. See what I mean? How don’t you celebrate mothers’ day?

 

Happy Mothers’ Day.

 

 

 

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Saturday Morning

 

A million birds outside or at least that’s what it sounds like with an interesting array of chirps. Haven’t checked the weather yet, wonder what type of day it’s going to be.

Let’s see…

52 now and nothing but sunshine going into the upper 70s. Perfect day for a birthday party at the rollerskating rink and anything else. Grandson is turning 7 and 19 days later the other one will be 2. Life does pass in a blink though I remember being anxious to hit those milestones, 13, 16, 18 then 21. After that there’s nothing else to worry about finally old enough to be legal for everything and no doors will ever be closed to you again. Watch out for big trouble though, all decisions count, you’re responsible and accountable for you but the world is wide open.

Yeah…

Posted in Best Wishes, Books & Stories, Improv

Beginning

 

 

Writing in the daylight sunshine streaming in, go figure. Resetting the font for the umpteenth time… again. An error in the game, a video wouldn’t play. Ok, try once more. If you think I’m trading off 1000 food for 500 no way. Only if I’m forced to and the system says ‘no videos can be found’, well that’s that. But, perseverance prevailed. Rockstar Dragon that looks like Slash nailed High Tension with a Magneto blow, just enough for Pure Terra to finish him off, I win. Now, for the prize again of 1000 food if I watch a video instead of snatching up 500 with no wait. Nah. Another error but I write as I go back in. Perseverance prevails again and once more a win. Tumbleweed has no effect on the Monstrous Dragon. Oops, I forgot. Nail him with a Hypnotic blow. Yes, I win again and again. One of these days my grandson will take over. 361 out of 400 battles won soon I’ll have the League. It’s something to do till then.

 

Took down decorations but left up the tree. I got to thinking how trees outside are decorated for the season then tinsel is taken down but the tree isn’t chopped down and discarded it’s left to keep growing outside. Why not! Practical unless you need the wood but it will need to dry and you’ve got to replenish the environment not strip it out. This one’s pretty with pinecones, holly, white branches and dotted light and I like houseplants anyway. It can stay. One large white snowflake left on the wall. It is winter after all. One large tassel left up as if hanging a degree. Education and promise, wine red and dark wood, warmth and we’ll see. New fragrance cube in the warmer slow scent fills the room.

 

Well, that’s how I started the very first day.

 

Happy 2017.

 

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