Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 27

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

On July 2, I decided to do some Snippets. If you wonder what Snippets are, you can search the blog for that term and you’ll see a lot of my past work. Or, you can just read below, it’s a simple concept and I think you’ll get the gist of it right away!

I had a bag of cut-out words and phrases left over from an earlier session, so I decided to use them and supplement the array with a couple of pages from one of my old discarded books that I have been using.

As always, the hypnotic calm of Snippetry came to me once I get settled at my table. I’ll show you the results, scanned, and then I’ll pick a few to type out.

If you have too many dishes this is what might happen…

forgotten cups and saucers
given up hope
reminisce in silence

I am not sure what to think about these People I mention here. Are they frozen by emotion or resigned? Or just not understanding what to do?

the People not running
timid fragile absent.
a few almost dignified

If this is happening to you, you may be new to the neighborhood and have the characteristics of someone everyone wants to meet. And feed. Is it a good thing?

You say
you are very busy
fighting off
neighbors with large casserole dishes

You know I read a lot of crime fiction and it always finds it way into what I write, sooner or later.

local celebrity
the knife in the kitchen
but he had only one flavor
and It was blood

Sometimes you are just not happy at work. Even if you are a household appliance.

at home
where a very little very angry iron
chose a strong response
to a thin cotton wool dress

You’re going out for dinner and yes you are, just not like you think. Lots of scenarios possible here, including a giant ogre pulling in the local populace.

Ah, good evening, people
take a chair
We furnish no hospitality here
you are all dinner


When I was finished with snippets I glued two paint cards full of randomly assorted phrases. And I will use them as inspiration for other poetry later. But, sometimes I think these compositions have their own charm. I’ll type each one out, then show you the cards. Indulge me, I am enjoying myself here!

Blue Card.

proved it was Wandering
bored, and medium
binoculars definitely
distance along its length,
like summer
fortunate never
sarcastic voice through the windows
nice of you. when
Let me convince
Yes and poor,
worried, too, But cleaned
of the warm dense
third to dream It’s a
all late moments
whatever a great deal.
had realized It might be anything
only for gain. again.
To take mysterious
None of them was
Feel very glad I saw
Do dramatic.

Green Card.

I want to make sure
had to realize,
the engine needing a
I don’t think they did
sleeping upstairs
as a down-to-earth mind.
cooking two lovely
no respect in a big house not really
someone tell me
immediate crop of
not the same out of place pretty
picked up fashionable quickly.
up stress
clean, in cardboard boxes
the men kept asking
a tooth along with
If you ask me, aloud
garish connoisseur copied
answer in time.

Kind of fun, huh?

Snippets extracts 7-2-20

I hope everyone is well and in good spirits. Thank you for reading!

5 thoughts on “Just Enjoy Yourself Marathon 2020 Week 27

  1. A couple of days ago, I went through my kitchen cupboards and purged so many mugs and glasses and such like. The poignancy of your opening poem makes me feel guilty for having forgotten them and for no longer be willing to give them shelter in my cupboards.

  2. But, you are probably going to donate them, and someone else will be using them and happy to get them. I know, because I have been this person!

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