you don"t need to save the crystal for a special day, even water tastes better in a "Fancy Glass"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Eliot and Coffee Spoons

More ways to mark time
"Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffeespoons and T.S. Eliot"
fitfully and in stops and starts
this four weeks has been
so long. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Little Things

On Mondays, (especially.)
I am grateful for tea.
An almost endless supply
of comfort and energy.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Winding and Climbing

Sometimes the upward climb seems endless and
the destination becomes obscured in the effort.
I am waiting for my second (third, fourth, fifth) wind.
Trying to find my inner reserve to keep climbing.
And hope it makes sense somewhere up there.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Marking Time

There are lots of ways to mark time
going in circles.
swinging back and forth.
Counting days and hours, or just letting them slide past.
It seems forever and just seconds ago all at the same time.
This has been a long four weeks.
And yet the time is getting away from me.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


As tempting as it is.
when I bury my head- the drama
sadly does not disappear.
So I have to keep picking up
and keep carrying on
and keep it all going.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The muddy, messy way forward

 It's all pretty muddy right now.
But there are little spots of clarity and reflection here and there.
And the path, though messy becomes more clear.
Now we need to try to take steps
without getting stuck. 

Sunday, January 06, 2013

what to do...

A good thing to do when you are brain tired and heart weary
is sleep it off. After some junk food and indulgent entertainment.
Then pick up and start again tomorrow.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Age Old Sayings

It's pretty dark, just before dawn,
so I can see where the adage comes from.
Darkest just before it gets light... and all that.
Still it doesn't make the darker times feel any better.
The Darkness is temporary- but that doesn't make
it easier to see.
2013 is stretching out before me.
In a big messy pile of uncertainty.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Great Expecations Notwithstanding

Feeling discouraged
life is not behaving properly
and mostly everything is not working out
the way I thought it would.
nuf, said
Hopefully things will make sense soon.