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Because It’s Tuesday . . .*

and almost time to read what I’ve supposed
to have been writing,
poet that I am . . .

 and

Because It’s Tuesday . . .
and no great insight bled from pen to parchment,
demanding ink
— nothing new to share —

 and

 Because It’s Tuesday . . .
and my doctor just said I must learn
to be selfish and fill the well
— or I’ll be the late Care-Giver of everyone else —

 and

 Because It’s Tuesday . . .
and the emptiness isn’t paying
the dividends it did for so many years
— that account is now bankrupt —

 and

Because It’s Tuesday . . .
and I must nourish my body as well
as my soul’s soul, I went radical
—  cleaned house and started a shopping list —

 … instead of writing the poem I need to share —

Because It’s Tuesday . . .

* Yes, I know it is (late) Wednesday on the West Coast, not Tuesday, but . . . that’s how it really happened . . . before . . . and I just got back from a cross-country trip . . . and . . . and . . . and . . .

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Comments on: "Because It’s Tuesday . . ." (4)

  1. Michele, thanks for sharing.

  2. Saleema said:

    Made me smile… I can relate. 🙂 Thanks Mickele.

    • Michele said:

      So glad to hear from you, S — hope all is well. Yes, this seems to be a universal theme for many of us. What got left off was that almost anything can serve as a writing prompt — even how to write about procrastinating about writing. 🙂

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