More Than a Pastime

From the collection published in 2017, Redirection.

More Than a Pastime

The dropped pencil rolling across the floor
The cat scurrying from the room
The shoes tossed under the table.
A man laughing on the radio
the rain falling even harder.
The casserole baking in the oven
my hand scrabbling for the pencil.
This crossword puzzle
all-engrossing
What has happened to my eraser?

7/27/17

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3 thoughts on “More Than a Pastime

  1. And always there when you don’t. But when the crossword puzzle gets me in its grip, well, I am focused and don’t even care, I just scrape the pencil extra hard over the mistakes and keep going.

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