slicing it thick

I like to taste moments
in thick slices, like Vermont cheddar sliced too wide
for delicacy but great for grilling
this afternoon of careless shopping;
buying calendars on 01/12,Β half-off
though the year is not 2 weeks old
and instead of the word-a-day desk calendar I wanted
I find a daily Latin phrase one and offer the first
12 days I can tear off to my daughter,
laughing because I have given away
days already spent: up to amicus curiae
and will begin with ad captandum vulgus
tomorrow, which is a phrase I just learned to pronounce
and a skill I never owned.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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16 Responses to slicing it thick

  1. heh-heh ~ Latin ~ gosh! there’s posh πŸ˜‰

  2. With the purchase did you learn caveat emptor? πŸ™‚
    Mmm cheddar sounds delightful right about now

  3. You do have a way with words, and now Latin πŸ™‚

  4. unfetteredbs says:

    you had me at cheese! Everything is better with vermont cheddar. See how simple we are? I loved this delightful poem Susan–BUT you gave me shivers and flashbacks to catholic h.s. and mandatory three years of Latin. Why why why

  5. ruleofstupid says:

    647 people disagree πŸ™‚
    Anyway, bugger the crowd – furore scribendi!

  6. BroadBlogs says:

    I love your poetry on anything that makes me feel like I’m experiencing New England.

  7. nelle says:

    My youngun can manage the language, me, a couple of legal terms, the vowel order of which I must check before using. πŸ˜‰

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