Saturday, October 1, 2011

Present for Sunday Scribblings

Present

Today was wrapped in pale silver paper.
It rained from the time
I woke up
alone
to this moment
when I'm sitting
by myself
in the living room.

I took a quick trip
to Walmart to buy
a bookcase
then came home to put
it together with a little help
from my husband.

I ate leftover spaghetti
for supper with a glass of wine,
the lamp light reflecting
in it like a red sunset.

I walked under my umbrella
alone
for a half hour
through aluminum foil puddles.

My husband is in bed
wasting his time
watching The Big Bang
and here I am
typing away
enjoying the last hours
of this gift of a day.

8 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

I can see you walking through those lovely aluminium puddles!

oldegg said...

What a beautiful description of your day. Every facet could so easily be pictured in my mind. What a gift!

ShonEjai said...

Beautifully written! Loved each line.

jaerose said...

What a wonderful day..lovely to share it with you..to savour every moment..I like the construction of the bookshelf in the middle..like words are at the centre..building blocks..Jae

Belva Rae Staples said...

I must be getting hungry. Your dinner is sounding quite appealing. You did a wonderful job of relating a rainy day.

Lilly said...

That was beautifully written.

linda may said...

I love the way this is put together and the domestic normalcy of it.

keiths ramblings said...

This is so descriptive, and I just love your metaphors!

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