Friday, April 16, 2010

NaPoWriMo #16: Smells

ReadWritePoem suggests we smell something then freewrite the memories it evokes.
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The leather cover for my Kindle

I remember purses,
a checkbook cover,
ski boots,
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I lace my ski boots
and pull the laces
as tight as possible

walk out of the lodge
grab my wooden
skis and bamboo poles

and head toward
the rope tow.
Once there, I grab

hold of the rope
as it whizzes past
and hold on tight

as it takes me
to the top of the slope.
I can’t ski

don’t know how to turn
or snowplow.
I fall a dozen times

while trying to get
to the bottom.
People enjoy this?

I smell the sweaty
leather as I take my boots
off…forever!

2 comments:

rallentanda said...

Ha,so you're not a snow bunny after all.

Derrick said...

Strange that one of the newest, shiniest symbols of technology (Kindle) should be wrapped in one of the oldest coverings known to man?

And at least you got one step further than me in the ski stakes!

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