Well, It Happened…
After a pretty sound sleep & rising before the sun,
it hits me like a dropped book on the hardwood floor –
I forgot to write a poem yesterday!
And I blame Harry, Hagrid, Hermione & Hogwarts.
I blame the big comfy chair, buttery popcorn, sleepy time tea
& polka dot jammies.
After 239 poems written
240 slipped into the ease of a pool-floating full day
tucked into a philosopher’s stone story.
Early Morning on the 401
windmills like alien beacons
twirl giant arms
mark the horizon
socially distanced sentinels
holding steady vigil as morning fog
blankets lift & hover above
cornstalk soy & tree fences
edges like frayed fingertips
the land is fertile
laboured & loved
the sun watches groggy & grateful
her yawn large
her shoulders rubbing the soft blue
this flat tapestry is woven
by gods who understood
that beauty bleeds in green
It happened. I forgot to write and post a poem yesterday! Can you believe it? After 239 days…I remembered in the morning, but I didn’t write. I remembered in the afternoon, but I didn’t write. I remembered after dinner, but I didn’t write. Then after dishes and discussion about what movie we’d watch, we settled in for a big screen showing of Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone. We just got this huge new chair for our living room. It’s big enough for two people, and Miller and I snuggled right up in it…after all the remembering, in the end I forgot to write a poem, and went to bed with not a worry on my mind…So there you have it. That’s how it happened. It won’t happen again. I promise!