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Odds and Ends No. 73


Kind of a blur week.
I can’t remember
Monday, Tuesday,

or Wednesday. Now
Thursday and
Friday were easy

to remember as it
was exactly eight
days since I cut

the grass last. And
a first for me. I
wore denim

overalls to work
in the yard. Why
did it take me

longer to cut
crossways instead
of long ways? Same

yard; same grass.
much like a two-
mile walk one

day in the back then
a two-mile walk the
next day in the front.

We were up at six to
make an early doctor
appointment Friday

so when I cut the
front I was already
tired. No problem.

From the doctor we
went to the drug
store for her.

The medicine is
soothing her stomach
while zydeco is

lifting her spirits.
Buckwheat Zydeco
to be exact.

Her YouTube on our
TV taking my hearing
to new heights.

I opened my last can
of tuna. Chopped up
a few of my martini

olives. Green olives
with a garlic clove
in each. Added that

with a little mayo
to the tuna. And a
few crackers on

the side was lunch
to the beat of “Beast
of Burden.” Next was

“Walkin’ to New Orleans”
which made me think
of Fats Domino’s.

The next number made
me remember Hank
Williams version of

“Hey Good Lookin.”
Our frame of reference
may be a few decades

apart but as a married
couple we couldn’t be
closer. Such a sweet

love. I couldn’t help
but sing out, “Hey
good lookin’

what ya got cookin'”
as I walked upstairs
to my laptop.

She couldn’t hear me.
Rest and get well my
dearest one.

Categories: Poetry

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alslaff

Poet, Writer, US Army (Retired)

I dreamed of writing when I was a youngster. The love of books and writing may have helped to dull the pain of severe sexual abuse as I was sexually abused by two men at my father’s place of work from age 8 to 12 or so. I learned about this for the first time when I was 50 years old. So, as a boy, reading was the only place I had to go to. My fantasy world was better and safer than my real world. I loved reading and writing.
Reading books and writing poetry are a joy to me still and are an important part of my life. (See my About Me page on my blog for the complete profile.)

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