Monday, September 26, 2011

out loud again beginning with 422

grateful all these months
counting out loud again

422. the habit is the goal. repeat. repeat. repeat.
423. tall glasses of cranberry orange juice with lotsa ice.
424. souvenirs. stories.
425. stories are souvenirs.
426. family. family. family. fam.i.ly.

Monday, September 19, 2011

gilded


My kindergarten handprint smells of dust years.
A layer of gilt wipes away with the dirt.
Gold clings best around the edges and in pudgy fingers.

The palm though.
The exposed palm does not cling long to paint nor earth.
The palms, mirror lined, release by reflect.