Friday, June 8, 2012

Picking up After Yesterday

I fell asleep last night before I could
Put yesterday back in its place.
Magazines and books and cups all clamoring for my attention;
Yesterday is still there on the floor.

There are clothes that forgot to be folded,
Dishes that forgot to be washed;
Cushions still outside from conversations,
Even the cat is in the same place - on the table, in front of the window.

Little fragments of yesterday
Surround like spots of life
- my life -
They become my today as I smile and slowly reclaim
Yesterday from off the floor.


Happy weekend everybody!
I hope you have a safe and wonderful few days.
And remember: even a mess can turn into a piece of writing :D Inspiration is everywhere. Now go and find it!


  1. Doesn't surprise me the cat hasn't moved! Have a great weekend, Jen.

  2. Ha, I love it! This is most of my mornings. :) Happy Friday, Jen!

  3. I really loved this! Happy weekend! :D

  4. I've been rearranging yesterday here, too.
    Dog toys, flowers, and yarn.

  5. So lovely-- many of my yesterdays are strewn around the house right now... but I'm okay with it. :0)


Well, hello! I'm so glad you made it. Come inside and sit by the hearth. I'll take your coat and hat. The kettle is singing and there's cake and candles and good conversation. Settle in and make yourself at home. Don't mind the wolfhounds; they're friendly if you give them a bit of lemon curd.