Thin Slicing

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Each day in March, I’m participating in the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. You can visit their site here. This is my slice for Day 25.

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(Found Poem-ish from SOL Titles on 3/24)
Stuck
In the midst of
a 4 hour layover
Just so tired
Can’t sleep
I needed to write my entry
cross it off the list
perhaps a fallback post
about jobs I had
or that dandelions dream
then my wife
with a sly grin
passes me a note
miss me?
I need you
changing plans
shh, don’t say it
and I start having
hummingbird thoughts
normal is not normal
we’d spent weeks
a world apart
but a moment away
anticipation
and I start writing
a story of a different shape
a midnight adventure of a tame variety
recalling the wedding in Spain
under the compulsion of sugar
I was choosing my own adventure
and she was
my chosen one
who chose me back
even though I
think smart and talk stupid
with a one track mind
what do you want to learn
something new for me
breaking tradition
taming dragons not for public viewing
our vows
midnight promises
i didn’t want to, but I did
vignette from the church balcony
where the magic happens
Bob Dylan is a god
and she asks
what are you writing?
panic mode
I, I, I…
I just don’t wanna
not fun
piece of mind train
derailed
just one of
5 things that always get me into trouble
she reaches out
tired hand
the one with the Vicks VapoRub
touching my cheek
and I wonder
do you know me?
I saw you feel sick today
cold
I hate baths
cleaning therapy
Mind flashes
memories of a life
coming home
go team
Endings that don’t suck
my moment
unfinished business
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14 thoughts on “Thin Slicing

    • Thanks! ‘Twas great fun playing with arrangements! I had a different arrangement at first, but it might have been misinterpreted, so I chose this one instead.

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    • The benefit of being on spring break it I have a little more time for creativity. I listed a bunch of the catchy titles, and kept re-arranging them until I liked the feel. I added a few transition terms or other items to make it flow a bit better.

      Thanks as always for the kind words!

      Your post about your mom choked me up. Very beautiful.

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    • That is so very kind of you to say! I wanted to try something different, and this seemed like a playful idea. Now if I could only go back and credit everyone for the fun titles they provided!

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