If I look hard enough
I just may locate the place where
I put it so long ago so I wouldn’t lose it
I stood on the ladder between
The bay windows
and I looked out at the field between the trees
I watched you run around with the kids
playing football or tag or some other summer games
I unscrewed the hanger from the ceiling
surprised to find a large hole and a screw.
I had the perfect plant ready to hand in the window
Facing west where the afternoon sunlight would allow it to thrive
However I lost the hanging part that fit on the screw
And covered the hole in the ceiling
The afternoon sun still shines
the bare screw continues to hangs
from the ceiling waiting for the piece
I placed somewhere it would not get lost.
Day 16 Clouds float over me
I wish someone had told me
how fast life passes by
I would have enjoyed the lazy summers of youth
That much more.
I would have walked along the shore bare foot
From morning till night
I would have collected more sea shells
Or sat on the dock feet splashing in the water
Fishing pole in hand and talked to my brother
Just a little bit longer.
Maybe it would have saved his life
If I had sat with him made our bond stronger,
watching the clouds roll by.
I would have lain in the hammock
And watch the clouds float over me
I would have named each one
Discovering what shape it could it be.
I wish someone had taught me
how to relax and shoot the breeze
how to stop time by
watching the clouds float past the trees
Instead I’ve rushed through life
Running to and fro
Now I want to wander the earth to see
And see just where the cloud go.
Day 17 Implosion
It happened so suddenly
I didn’t have time to react
My heart shriveled up and died
It curled in upon itself
Creating a black hole
Of misery where your love
The searing white hot pain
Radiated through every inch of my being
Till it felt like it to would
Curl in upon its self
Sucked into the black hole
And I ceased to exist.
If I could slow down time
And savor every good moment
I would slow down the time
We spend alone together
I would take the time
to learn every aspect of your
Body, and your mind
If I could slow down time
I would ask you about your dreams
I would write down every detail
And help you make them come true.
I would love you completely
From your head to your crusty toes
I would bathe you
And give you sweet wine
I would kiss you softly
With passion you never knew
If I could slow down time.
And spend every moment with you.
The doctor cut the cord
The day you were born
That held you and me together
They allowed you to be nourished
From every cell and vital organ,
in my distended and bloated body.
Yet you remain permanently
attached to my heart
Why we chose to vacation in Florida
During the hottest month of the year
We will probably never know
We learned a lesson
The children complained it was
“It’s too hot to wait in line” they said in unison
And it rained everyday
We went to a fake beach
and made sand castles
while the clouds floated by
the children splashed in the waves
the water was icy cold
to feel like a kid again
going down the water slide
I hate being splashed
It was soooo hot
I didn’t complain.
We closed down the man made beach
Once more and then we had ice cream
On the long ride on home
It was the best ice cream
On the best day ever.
Day 21 (dedicated to my husband)
The memory machine
Never worry about being forgetful again
With the new memory machine!
This little device is implanted in your brain at birth
It can record and recall every experience you’ve ever had
All your happiest memories could be experienced over and over again
Do you have some painful memories you’d like to forget
The memory machine has a convenient delete feature
Just be carful of the experiences you chose to forget
Just download the bad memories to our sever for easy retrieval
Do you need to remember the exact details of an event for court or while writing your memoirs?
Well now you can.
You can have the memory machine
For the low, low price of $19.95
After its instillation you can delete the memory of why you are paying us
this outrageous amount of money
This is a gift that keeps on giving (to us)
Your children and grandchildren are sure to enjoy it
Again, and again, and again, and again, and again