My spin and fidget
are past, though I toy
with the right word
for this waiting:
thinner than paper
slides between the gun magazines
and last year’s parenting tips,
a business of eyes and mind
learning a recipe to brine turkey
in orange juice I will never use.
I have become good at this,
simply being, not measuring a wait
or the click of beads
or a snap of puzzle pieces
but in the number of articles
my eyes skim before a name is called
I am no patient.
I am not patient.
I cannot learn patience.
Are you at a Doctor’s office SFAM? You okay? Leave it to you though…no one, and I mean NO ONE does the mundane to poetry and hidden meanings like you do. Such a gift. 🙂
Yep–bored at the doc’s office waiting for my son… Who is also fine 😉
glad to hear it. but really…you are such a maistra , waxing poetic at the doc’s office.
LOL, I did not want to read the gun mag 😉
no? not an nra member then? lol
Hee, hee. Too much of a klutz. I’d shoot myself in the foot. Okay with other people having them, though.
you and my other half share something in common then. hahaha
😉 Glad to hear it!
Beautiful Susan. >KB
Thanks, KB! Things to do in the doctor’s office while waiting for your son…
gotta love a doctor with gun magazines
Heh. Yup. Right next to the parenting one 😉
This is great, Susan.
“Parenting With Guns” is my favorite monthly. It’s right up there with “Bathtubs of Meth for Your Baby”. Reality is astonishingly like fiction.
OMG, I want to read the meth book 😉
It was right under the mag with the main article being caring for special needs kids, so I guess when all else fails…
Susan, Life is one big creepy juxtaposition if you pay enough attention. This is one of the benefits of being a writer, eh? 🙂
The visions of a true poet. Captured perfectly. Great play on words SusAn
Aw, thanks, Babe!
I hate it when you go away for long periods of time. But I love it when you come back.
Glad to be back. Think it will be for a while this time. Missed
you too! And it looks like the rest of Canada is finally paying attention to your writing… About time too.
Well, we’ll see. Anyway, I really am glad to see you back, no one quite spins poetry like you, and captures the world in ways that either I want it to be, or know that it is.
Damn…you have made me blush. Thank you.
On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:17 PM, Susan Daniels Poetry wrote:
OMG this is so wonderfully incongruous but stlll congruent – I can feel a hug – you, me and that incorrigible Rhonda. Hugs to you Susan.
Aw, thank you, Julie!
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:54 AM, Susan Daniels Poetry wrote:
Only you can write a perfect poem in a doc’s office. 🙂 I hate waiting too, for anything at all 🙂
Hee, hee. Thank you! It was either write something or read the gun mag 😉
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 8:09 AM, Susan Daniels Poetry wrote: