Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sunday Scribblings for Nov. 11, 2007: Left and Right

Sunday Scribblings for November 11

Left and Right

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Leaving

Left foot
on the threshold

a rude wind
pushes the door
out of my hands

like my life
out of my grasp

like you
out of my will

You sit in your La Z Boy
watching me leave

knowing I’ll be back
knowing the wind
will be too strong

and my leash
too short

I fight
to close the door
then step
back inside
even though
I know it’s not right

~Linda Jacobs
Nov. 11, 2007

7 comments:

Jo said...

I love this......very well done indeed! BTW, your link didn't work.

gautami.tripathy said...

"You sit in your La Z Boy
watching me leave

knowing I’ll be back
knowing the wind
will be too strong"

I loved that...

Linda said...

Shoot! What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, Jo and Gautami for your comments!

tumblewords said...

rude wind - is just one of the terrific visuals in this wonderful poem. Great!

Becca said...

Wow - I just enacted this entire scene moments ago. You captured my emotions today just perfectly.

I like this take on "left" and "right" - very different, but perfectly appropriate.

Well done!

Steve said...

Impressive!

Granny Smith said...

I loved every bit of this poem! I will bookmark your blog so that I can enjoy more.

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