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It’s the Little Things

June 10, 2012

I’m not sure this is more than a snippet of a poem, but it certainly feels like a snippet of me. Past decisions that came with relative ease included giving up meat and moving to a new country. So why am I constantly indecisive about what to wear, watch, drink, and so on? These few lines don’t address the why, but perhaps they will form the core of a future poem that does.

So why am I posting this now? One of the few things I find more difficult than deciding which movie to see is sharing poems in early forms. So this is my little attempt at bravery for the day. And who knows? Maybe you will have a response that helps me shape this into a fuller poem. Share away.

Little Things
baffled by menus
stumped by 12 screens
wasting energy
before open refrigerator doors
fondling cotton
nylon, polyester, blends
grateful for a single row of shoes

to stay or go
leaving man’s concrete towers
for nature’s snowlined crags
familiar asphalt
for foreign cobbles
long-tolerated pain
for everything unknown
all somehow easier choices

This poem was written for the dVerse Poets Pub Poetics challenge. The challenge: Write a poem that deals with choice. Thanks, Brian, for getting me thinking.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2012 3:50 pm

    Its always the little things that give us the biggest headaches 😉 I love the simplicity of this and sometimes, the simple things in life turn out to be the best.


  2. June 10, 2012 3:32 pm

    some choices are def easier than others…for me i will run to the cobbles…mostly though tot he city is an adventure as well…and the unknown over the pain…i think you do have some room here to expand this a bit…


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