Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 19

The Marathon journey is in its fourth year. Just Enjoy Yourself is the current incarnation. Let’s do it!

Yet another day of Marathon at home. It will be like this for a long time. I don’t anticipate getting to work in a library or a public space (other than maybe a picnic table outside in a secluded section of a park, if I can find one) for some months. In my area we are under a stay at home order just extended to June 4. Even after that, who knows. I admit to feeling dejected by this, though it’s not unexpected news.

Well, moving on. I don’t have any photos from today but here are some from recent times, in my daily round.

And on to the poetry.

Here’s one prompted by the phrase sugar and cream.

a quiet sugar and cream
kind of day
the bite the bitter taken out of it
when I’m not that tired of anything
enough to worry at it
and then you wander in
for a visit with no idea of
when it’s my pleasure or convenient
two minutes past when I’ve opened a book
I’m very glad I know how to say
in such a way that
the muscles in your butt and legs
running you down the drive
it is a beautiful thing to see

Sometimes life is confusing.

leave right away
call this number
drop everything
oh look there she is
write it down in order
you need I could have
a cancellation
a deposit returned
the answering machine shrieks.
you knew that’s who:
working here is like
being the ball in the can of spray paint
I can’t think straight
I can’t even think crooked
I quit no I don’t
yes I do
I’m fired?
I’m not fired?
Maybe I’m fired? What?

I’ve been doing some sewing. It’s reminded me of making clothes when I was young. Hence, this haiku.


six yards of fabric
five hours of modular math
completed. New dress.

Thank you for reading!

5 thoughts on “Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 19

  1. I enjoyed all of these. A familiar feeling in the first one…just sitting down to relax, open a book or write and then an interruption…

  2. Thanks. We will get there. Some restrictions have been lifted but we have a way to go. I remind myself that by our city and area doing this, we are protecting not just ourselves but the whole country, by not letting it travel further. That helps.

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