Sunday, January 17, 2010



Pick up shirts from dry cleaners, call
the frame store, call Susan back, ask
Debbi about Connor, email Thorburns
about dinner next Thursday, buy
return tickets from New York --
when the earth shook, the buildings fell

Take the kids to music class, to the park
before nap, pick up the living room,
look up St. Germain cocktail recipe,
buy diapers online, a new bathing suit,
a birthday present for Charlie's 4th -
when the earth shook, thousands fell

Pick up taco Tuesday for lunch, make
a deposit at the bank, buy Starbucks card
for mornings' cappuccinos and banana
bran muffins, renew Costco membership,
get gas, drive through car wash--
tens of thousands fell; thousands, waiting

Rotisserie chicken, french bread, baby
greens, milk, peanut butter, figs, stamps.
Revise CV and send it to Ben to proof,
return sweaters, mail thank you notes,
drop off clothes at goodwill, activate cell --
Lord have mercy; let us hear.

1 comment:

Denise Ann said...

Beautifully said, and tragically true. Thank you.