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Poem 280 – Today ( A Kind of List Poem)

Today (A Kind of List Poem)

I start the day at 5:15am
I light candles & write with friends
ponder my lack of usage of the word ‘radiant’
I learn about the Berlin wall jelly donut
about galactic incompetence & the omni-verse

consider the suggestion to say ‘happy harvest’ 
instead of ‘happy thanksgiving’

I submit ten grant applications & have an
illuminating conversation about medieval
menses & different words we use for vagina

at dinner I eat salad two chicken burgers
slathered in garlic sauce & smashed avocado
plus seven thousand reese’s pieces

later walking in the stickiness of the
six o’clock hour    my hot pink tights
scaring away the bugs 
I listen to beginning-to-make dreams
dash off of a tongue

the day is radiant with galloping lights

One thought on “Poem 280 – Today ( A Kind of List Poem)

  1. ❤❤❤

    Charis Cotter https://www.chariscotter.com/

    *The Dollhouse: A Ghost Story* “A twisty tale … a time-traveling mystery that will keep readers involved and guessing up to the very end.” — Kirkus Reviews

    On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 at 20:15, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Today (A Kind of List Poem) I start the day at > 5:15amI light candles & write with friendsponder my lack of usage of the > word ‘radiant’I learn about the Berlin wall jelly donutabout galactic > incompetence & the omni-verse consider the suggest” >

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