Tuesday, November 1, 2011


While sweeping remnants of Halloween’s
ruckus I find a candy bar wrapper which
leads me to last night’s treat bags where
a breakfast of champions awaits. Of course
now I need some milk which leads me to the
fridge where I notice fingerprints and
crumbs, outdated food and limp lettuce
which I must throw away. I remember today
is garbage day and we forgot, so I hurry
through the house and gather trash where
I find my daughter’s clothes piled up on
the floor which leads me to the laundry
room which I notice is a slipshod excuse
for cleanliness. While I’m at it I dust,
vacuum, mop, scrub toilets, shower, shave
my legs, finally get around to that pile
of someone else’s treasure for Goodwill
which leads me to my computer to look
up locations where I find the blank page:
Poetic Asides Poem-a-Day Challenge 2011.
Oh, yeah… that’s where I started.

@laurie kolp

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Janet Martin said...

I laughed out loud...I can so relate to this poem!It's the kind of day I am having today...

Unknown said...

That's typical of some of my days, too!

Jae Rose said...

I love how you use the first person..I felt like I was buffing the lino to work off that candy bar too (not that one should have to work off candy bars!)..a touching slice of daily life..Jae

Jenne' R. Andrews said...

oh those domestic clues, that become distractions, that use us up-- we can each identify with this-- lovely! xxxj

Dave King said...

It's where poetry begins.

Elizabeth said...

I have a feeling that many of us started the PAD Challenge in similar fashion. Must confess, I din't want to remember that I had decided to do it. But, here I am.