Saturday, April 26, 2014

Poem a Day: 26

Reed Street Pastoral

Lazy Saturday afternoon
Weak sunlight in gray speckles on the dirty wood floor
Rumpled blankets on the sofa

House cleaned yesterday but already
Flotsam indicating ongoing life:
Scribbled papers, hardcover Harry Potter, tossed pillows

Lizzie bumps upstairs, preparing for the big dance
Warbles a song to herself, thick hair curled and sprayed
Into expensive swoops

Willow out for a well-deserved walk, pulling Dave
On his leash through the drowsy neighborhood
Unseen cats tangled in a pile on our bed

Refrigerator thrums in the empty kitchen
Underneath it the swoosh of distant traffic
Moving in all four directions

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