The Marathon journey is in its fourth year. Just Enjoy Yourself is the current incarnation. Let’s do it!
Marathon at home today, July 23. It was pouring rain when I started to work.
But I had my faithful friend with me in the room. I’ve had to start putting a cover on the table for him – otherwise, when I do art work here, I find cat hairs…everywhere, and pesky they are, too, to pick out of paint.
I was thinking of doing Snippets again this week but I felt too impatient. I quickly glued an array of already-cut words and phrases to a card instead, intending to use them for inspiration. I do find a lot of intersting ideas fall into my mind from the random assortment of words…
Let’s see what I came up with. Here are a few items.
This poem came from the line an idea what to do on the card.
An idea what to do
no I don’t have one
I told her
folding my arms
my left hand
pinching the crook of my right elbow
I do that when I’m nervous
or cornered. I do not know
speaking to my wavery reflection
in the polished tabletop
instead of to my wavery reflection
in her polished face.
Can you imagine she said
and I told her
I do not know
– the rain striking at the window
mutes my last word
I don’t think she hears it –
This one arrived via the man menu on the card.
After her divorce
I reflected on a few things
I came to some conclusions
She read the man menu
in too much of a hurry
that’s why she ended up with him
that’s all I can figure
slow down and pay attention
That would be one thing.
never ask for the special
just to save money
if you don’t see a selection you like
try another restaurant
Here is a shadorma using the phrase social crash from the card.
the wreck still smoking
set to gasp?
or wide-eyed vultures waiting
to pick the carcass?
After I finished, the rain stopped and things are looking a little brighter. Good, because I hope to mow the grass this afternoon.
I hope everyone is well and in good spirits. Thank you for reading!