Thursday, May 28, 2015

Counting Spoons

Twenty-four shiny measuring spoons
One for each hour of my day
How will I use them? What will I do?
Can't let them be wasted away.

Three to wake up, shower, get dressed
Taking my daughter to school: one more
Making my breakfast takes maybe a half
But shopping for groceries takes four.

A third of them gone and it's not even noon,
And there's so much left to be done.
To dust and to vacuum sucks up about five
If I sit folding clothes that's just one.

When I pick up my daughter, I'll stop at the bank
And stop at the dry cleaners too
That's about six gone, but dinner and dishes
Will take up five more and I'm through!

I'm over my budget of energy spoons
So tomorrow I'll be starting with less
Twenty-two and a half, but a new list of chores
You just can't imagine my stress.

Which, by the way, takes it's own toll in spoons
Depleting the few I can use.
And sadly the deficit continues to grow
There's nothing about this I'd choose.

But once in a while I have a great day
And somehow that seems to renew
My little supply of slightly bruised spoons
Sometimes even extras accrue.

So I plug along, counting my spoons
Knowing all will work out in the end
As long as I have a few really good times
And the help of my family and friends.

Caren E. Salas

Inspired by "The Spoon Theory" by Christine Misorandino

Friday, May 1, 2015

BURY THE DEAD (Day 30 - Bury the ____)

It's time to bury
The dead. Just make sure they are...
Actually dead.

Caren E. Salas


SECRET (Day 29 - What Nobody Knows)

Can I tell you a secret?
Will you promise not to tell?
I've never told anyone
What I'm about to tell you.
Come in a little closer...
Nope, forget it; changed my mind.

Caren E. Salas

WHAT MATTERS? (Day 28 - Antimatter)

Like an antagonist
In a story
Of the Universe
Is the opposite of matter:
The Protagonist.
Antimatter is the opposite
Of what matters.
Why does it matter?
You may ask.
I'll tell you.
The possibility
Or the creation
Of Antimatter
Could turn out to be
A simple matter
Of destruction
For our planet.
And that matters
To me.

Caren E. Salas


DON'T (Day 27 - Looking Back)

I told them not to.
Seeing what was behind us
Could cause a panic.
Better just to run as fast
As we can, and don't look back.

Caren E. Salas