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Sunday evening February 8, 2016

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Poetry.
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Sunday evening, chicken roasting with potatoes
while the green beans are boiled and the salad shredded
and things are at peace.
Yesterday’s drama is a dream, a bad dream, at worst,
tomorrow’s drama can wait, it’s Sunday, time for dinner,
or supper, depending on who you are and where.
It’s comfort food, comfort time, and, while the ball game
drones on into extra innings, the kids lose interest
or nap, wrapped around the dog, who couldn’t love this moment more.
Yes, end of July, and some of the leaves are breaking from the trees
as if the breeze was warning of the cold to come, even as the heat
rises above ninety, very strange, but it always happens.
If these stray leaves were computer geeks they’d be called “early adopters”,
way before their time with a prophecy easily discarded today
but we know, we always do.
Sunday evening, chicken roasting with potatoes
while the green beans are boiled and the salad shredded
and things are at peace.

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