Monday, January 9, 2012

This Page

This page is old,
worn,
torn,
and wrinkled.
Erased clean through in places.

This page leaves dirty socks on the floor
and dishes in the sink.

At times, my fingers itch
for the feel
of a fresh, clean sheet.

But, as long as my pen bleeds
the same old stories
turning the page is a waste
of paper.

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

19 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh I feel this one...so often I have been there... A great piece!

Ostensible Truth said...

oh yes, I've been here too - great write for Real Toads today, nice to see it up there - loved these lines "This page leaves dirty socks on the floor
and dishes in the sink." - nice work!

Mary said...

I hear you, Kelli. Same old stories: theme and variations!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes, indeed! Been there, done that! Another great one, MZ!! Have a great evening.

sylvia

Teresa said...

Great write. It certainly fits my writing tonight.

Fireblossom said...

Now I've got Bob Seger's "Turn The Page" stuck in my head!

Laurie Kolp said...

But the crinkled and worn paper has been handled with such love.

Brian Miller said...

true that...then you have to go to all the trouble of breaking that new page in...smiles.

Isadora Gruye said...

This page leaves dirty socks on the floor
and dishes in the sink.


I loved this quirky personification. Here's hoping your future pages at least pick the wet towels from the bathroom floor and return your text messages in regard to dinner plans.

Kerry O'Connor said...

As long as the pen bleeds the same stories... now there is something to cause a writer to pause for reflection.

happygirl said...

The first 25 years of writing on that page are the toughest. It's a cake walk after this. :)

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

But eventually we run out of space and are forced to start a new page.

ab said...

In order to turn the page, sometimes we have to dwell on the previous...wonderful as usual :)

Daydreamertoo said...

But, they're not the same old stories, are they?
Lovely write.

Pop-o said...

I say the new paper could coax out new stories. Well written.

Traci B said...

What an evocative depiction - socks on the floor, dirty dishes; sounds like the men my married friends gripe about.

Sometimes we need a new page, or at least to flip the old one over and write on the back. ;)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good one, MZ. But nothing you write could ever be a waste of paper:)

Margaret said...

Am old sketchbook, an old notebook are old friends hard to part with. The shiny new one always seems so intimidating.

Fred said...

great opening stanza, sets the tone. Great ending too. Nice job. Thanks