there was a time

December 13, 2011 § 4 Comments

there was a time when
the search for peaceful
cohabitation was
formost in my usage of time
a doe eyed expedition
through the darkened
landscape of confused opposites
I, by luck or providence,
found it
and wear it as
comfortably as
a favorite sweatshirt

now it would seem
that small conversations
on the happenings
of our days and a chair
with proper
lumbar support
is about all I need
in the bliss department

that and at least two
uninterrupted hours
in middle afternoon
with nothing to do

yes, that and a cat
willing to trade
an air of faithfullness
for a spot in my lap as
the nights creep toward
sub freezing

and let’s not forget
a book, one with
ideas wholly unoriginal
but worded so brilliantly
that a spark of insight
flashes momentarily
beneath my greying scalp
just before sleep
wins again

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , ,

§ 4 Responses to there was a time

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading there was a time at Fred Whitehead's Blog.

meta

%d bloggers like this: