Posts Tagged ‘accomplishments’

Today it is enough

to pour the orange juice.

To push down the lever

on the toaster.

To feed the fish and the kids

and water the orchid

and return one call.

A woman could be buried

by all the things

she thinks she should do.

It might take her years

to crawl out from beneath that weight.

And so today

I find refuge in the fact

that I made the bed.

That I was a lap

for a cat.

That I caught a mouse

in the carrot row

and I let him go.

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after pulling thousands of weeds

all I see in the field—

weeds I’ve missed

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you the mast, the sail
the wind, the sea itself—
you the hole in the hull

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