Wednesday, September 21, 2016

dirty laundry

scrubbing walls
and mending dirty laundry
is where she excelled

with laughter held
in a blue tinted
mason jar- silhouettes
lining dark spaces

she craved the calm
boarded up within rare moments

moments like
when the sun stood
at its hottest (a summer ending)
laughter exposed
as the breath of September took
to cool

it was there in
the taste of autumn
she could stitch dreams away
from the dirty garments that
defined her and walls
unscrubbed

bkmackenzie
2016

shared at Poets United Midweek

16 comments:

  1. a beautiful space within herself where she could be herself, free from the drudgery of life...

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  2. I love the idea of ' stitch dreams away from the dirty garments that defined her and walls unscrubbed' inspired 💖

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    1. thank you Sanaa for your comments, I appreciate them...bkm

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  3. Tis the season to recognize the vastness of her inner life:
    "it was there in
    the taste of autumn
    she could stitch dreams away . . . "

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    1. autumn is such a life changing time of year...thank you...bkm

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  4. Nice to see you at Midweek, Barbara. This is masterfully written. I can see the laughter held in that blue-tinted mason jar.

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    1. Thank you Sherry...thought I had the Poets United link on the poem, saw it was not there and added....practice makes perfect...thank you as always...bkm

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  5. I feel that blue jar is very important.. Sometimes it's important not to let what we do define us.. It's not all of who we are

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    1. I believe we all have a blue jar - or a cage where we keep our inner self...thank you...bkm

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  6. Oh the laughter sitting in the jar while she stitches dreams out of dirty laundry..what an image you paint.

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  7. Thought provoking poem.Everyone needs a blue jar.Society defines us by job descriptions and thus the pecking order from the bottom to the top. All of it is meaningless in the greater scheme of things.

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  8. We should judge a person by their job, each one has the potential to soar like an eagle or roll in the fallen autumn leaves in their secret lives. This is so beautiful.

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  9. Whew, what a vivid picture you have drawn, BKM!

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