“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


insert curse words all over the page

it is one of those zippers that will not stay zipped,
every time i move, it comes undone;
i have said "god! this zipper!" a thousand times today
and it is not yet noon. 

the circles under my eyes are the circles you get after 50,
never mind that you get enough sleep
 they are allergies and inherited and after 50
they stay longer into the day
and it is not yet noon.

these socks fall like that zipper, 
i have crinkled another nail,
it is too hot and then too cold,
and it is not yet noon.


for kelly,
who has declared today
The Most Annoying of Days in the History of All Days.


  1. Thank goodness for tomorrow.

    Beautifully written, but that goes without saying.

    1. ha! yes - tomorrow is another day. :) thank you!

    2. The title was hilarious, and your most annoying day made for a most enjoyable read!

  2. I especially like the title...insert curse words all over the page! yes, there are definitely days like that. for me, winter days. well, and sometimes, not winter days. and then, those days, when it is cold, so I decide to wear socks... I never wear socks. THOSE are the days I know why I don't wear socks. after a 10 minutes struggle to get them on, I am exhausted. insert curse word there...

  3. Gosh, how I love/miss/envy/delight in/slowly savour your writing.

    Keep on keeping on... ok?


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