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Samantha’s Daily Poem

September 4, 2011

The strain of doing nothing



I promise to abandon you
to your boredom
let the minutes blister
until the strain
of doing nothing
bursts a flood in you
of shocking
imagination.

September 3, 2011

The low notes



She is five
and the world makes
perfect sense.

All things are servants
to her curiosity,
adults are her
audience.

We secretly covet
her approval
which she dispenses
and withholds
with alarming
poise.

She pulls me aside
she has composed a song
on the piano
a recital
can I gather the adults
now.

She plays it for me quickly
the high notes
she tells me afterwards
are when the girl loses her favourite toy
the low notes
are when she is eaten
by a large and angry
dog.

I tell her it is wonderful
very dramatic
perhaps she could consider
telling the audience the story
before she plays.

But it would ruin
the surprise.

She walks off
to gather the adults
herself
and I can almost taste
my fall
from grace.

September 2, 2011

Cabin



It is so quiet here
the hum of the fridge
is distracting.

The cabin faces the forest
or rather
it faces us
green limbs
waving
watching.

The warm day drops
into the ground
and the evening air
scrapes its cold breath
like little needles
along my skin.

Summer is almost erased
the plumpness of those hot months
making way for the rustle
the release
the costume change
of fall.

September 1, 2011

Sugar legs



It’s late
you toss your little body
over mine
in bed
back and forth
arching your back
wimpering
writhing like a towel
you are wringing out.

I had a bar of chocolate tonight
indulging
deserving
forgetting
you still drink
me.

Little sugar legs
I’m sorry
my body begs for the heaviness
of sleep
but we must both be patient
there is a fire in you
and we wait now
while it slowly burns
itself out.

August 31, 2011

The plight of the housefly



Erratic flight path
your tiny body slams
into the walls
engine wings
like a miniature Harley
you have only two gears
frozen and spastic
as though you know
you only have a week
and there is simply
too much
to see.

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