Poem to celebrate an open PO

On the last day before I went back to work

I lay on the sofa with my shirt off

and the morning sun coming in, playing a record,

burning incense, reading poetry.

All I had left was to clean the sheets,

cook chili for my kids,

and restock the beer.

The dog lay beside me as did my phone,

silent, too.

About pinklightsabre

Bill Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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12 Responses to Poem to celebrate an open PO

  1. I rather liked that one! 🙂 I need to put my phone on silent more often.

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  2. kingmidget says:

    “I went back to work”

    The five dirtiest words in the English language. Except …

    It’s one of those things we gotta do to take care of those we love and to give us the opportunity to do the things we love. All in the name of love.

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  3. beth says:

    deep in the calm

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lynn Love says:

    And listening to the Smiths – happy, happy days! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Such a beautiful reflection on daily chores and how life happens. Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

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