Friday, October 7, 2011

A Cook’s Tour

I rise before the sun,
washing, dressing,
preparing for another day
of pushing paper and dodging drama.
With back and joints screaming to return to bed,
I plop myself instead
into the old thrift store orange vinyl chair
ready for inspiration.
Nothing.
No external prompt to prod my muse.
Sitting shocked,
unintentionally holding my breath,
I stretch my fingers for the keys
and start to drive without direction
or destination.
Disappointment takes a soft left
as words skip onto the electronic page.
I smile in spite of myself
feeling like I’ve just found an empty field
full of fireflies.

I’m noticing a lot of road and driving metaphor in my work lately. Perhaps my subconscious is going somewhere… or demanding that I do. ;)

4 comments:

  1. I so enjoyed this, I love the way you write. I'm smiling with you at the last two lines.

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  2. Thanks Andrea! If you hadn't guessed, it was my reaction at not having the Five Minute Friday up before I went to work. I so look forward to my new "shove" to write at least weekly. ;)

    Have a great weekend. I look forward to reading your blog more thoroughly. I've very much enjoyed what I've read so far. :)

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  3. Really like this poem, can't say why, maybe because I'm going somewhere too and can connect with the words or because the words are beautifully put together.

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  4. @Marie Harmony... restlessness often drives me. Not knowing where I'm headed can be half the fun and has lead me to some really wonderful places. :) I'm glad you liked the poem.

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