dversepoets.com is where you will find OpenLinkNight on Tuesdays - we are writing our first poetry/prose of the new year..
..on a night like tonight when
the moon drips it's yellow paint sideways
into the thin air
and Auld Lang Synge is being
sung 3000 miles away, all the grocery carts are
indoors..late shoppers hurry in and out;
my hunt for the eggnog is futile..
the manager waves hello and points me to the lentils,
... they moved everything recently
all else is located quickly and I let the
others go ahead of me in line...
the checker is bald except for both sides above
his ears...he gets off at midnight..going straight home
to his 7 week old daughter..she sleeps 6 hours straight
at night already..
help out to the car is much appreciated
..the 18 year old fellow will go back to work in six hours...
in June his unit leaves for Somalia..needed there
to keep the peace..others leaving Afghanistan
will join him
the cat feels I've put her off too long...looks lately
like she's gained, or it's her extra growth of a fur coat
...trying not to trip over her I put eggs in the blender
add frozen yogurt, crushed ice, frozen half banana,
skim milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg ...
frothing it all, add the last of the rum .. then I
pour it into the pretty brandy
snifter I rarely use....the movie selection is the same
holiday offerings still but I land on the Merle Oberon
"Til We Meet Again"....
and hope I don't end up in tears; I'm really not in
that kind of mood this New Year's Eve...I recall for awhile
previous such eves without companionship; also,
particularly, a neighborhood sledding party in a
heavy snow flurry in the 70's, bonfire at the
bottom of the hill...other years there were long
midnight kisses, dancing and then out to breakfast till
the wee hours,
and... many when the kids tried to stay up for the countdown
but just couldn't make it and fell asleep
on the sofa in front of the tv or on my lap..
fireworks went off next door, the loudest making me
jump an inch...
as I write this I am falling asleep at the computer...
it's a new year..I plan to see Les Mis' today and hope
I am not disappointed
in my mind, the 2010 British anniversary stage production
and cast cannot be surpassed....volume to the max..
the sun is supposed to come out so a nice
crisp day to go for a walk..
now to stop rambling...;)
...the black and white screen is flickering and they
are having cocktails on a ship deck......