Thursday, July 19, 2007

bits of me – poetry thursday

I make grocery lists
in pencil on green Post-Its.
I eat large bars of dark chocolate
wrapped in gold foil, half
a square at a time.
I knit a new scarf every couple of months,
but I usually give them away
and wrap myself in rustling pashminas
made of silk and woven light.

I feel devious when I wear black eyeliner,
sneaky when I dip into magazines
in the checkout line,
standing there with my box of pasta,
my two tomatoes and my quart of milk.
I tear through stacks of library books
but hestitate over buying even one,
because I like to populate my bookshelves
with friends.

10 Comments:

Anonymous julie rich said...

i like this

7:10 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Hooray for such a lovely update! I liked reading this very much.

9:20 PM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Great poem. Love it. Going back to re-read.

9:54 PM  
Blogger ...deb said...

I liked Liz's post, too. This is a great take on it; interesting fragments make a nice mosaic.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I enjoyed this, especially the line about feeling devious in black eyeliner...

2:40 AM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

"I feel devious when I wear black eyeliner.."


I always use kohl..so it speaks out to me...

3:17 AM  
Blogger Candy said...

i love dark chocolate too and i want a scarf - bad

9:53 AM  
Blogger happytheman said...

Katie...you are wonderful...this is good

10:05 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I agree with Happy. This is lovely.

8:03 PM  
Blogger astairesteps said...

Liked the line about feeling sneaky when dipping into magazines in the checkout line---so true!

11:02 AM  

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