Thursday, November 15, 2012

Post Its

At night, I dream
of house fires
and milk,

of empty jars of Noxzema,

and of sandwiches
with the crusts cut off.


During the day,
I don't dream at all.

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

And I love this fun one!

Mary said...

Ha ha!! I can see why. LOL.

Brian Miller said...

smiles.
at least you have the night, eh?
lol.

Fireblossom said...

I don't know. It doesn't really read funny, to me.

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Yeah, i get it. But what is doesn't have to be.
Plant a dream in the morning, water it and give it sunlight.
Then throw the fucking stickies away along with caring if there's enough miracle whip for lunch tomorrow. I know....
Easier said than done

jane hewey said...

the back and forth of your "to-do" list and your subconscious thoughts is clever fun. enjoyed your rhythm and cadence. the subtle rhymes are fantastic. really love this! besides all the poetic fine-ness, I completely relate to your content!

Susan said...

Is funny, oddly, and not. At night, do fires, milk, and jars appear on sticky notes? I love stickies, they allow me to detach my mind from the little things (if I wish). Back in the day, there was a performer named Lily Tomlin--I know, everyone knows of her. In her Broadway play "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" she has a bag lady communicate with aliens through (1) an umbrella hat and (2) sticky notes. It's a riot! If only your narrator could see it--laughter being the best medicine and all--she would have more restful sleep with stickies, and more day dreams.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Bril. Just, bril.

Margaret said...

I get it, but all 6 of my kids are dreamers and artistic souls. It's in our nature to say "screw cooking, screw the laundry". But then, reality hits. And I HATE mess. So one or two days have to be "dream free" :)

And I couldn't live without sticky notes (or my iPhone)

hedgewitch said...

The notes make a sad and ironic drone behind the high-pitched whine of the poem which is tight as a violin string about to break.

She Writes said...

I like the twist on this.

Sheila said...

very creative!

unfetteredbs.com said...

I love this. Very creative and love the writing.

Fred Rutherford said...

This is great. Love the post its, and the contrast brought to life in some of these and the final one is perfect. Very nicely done. Thanks

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes, pretty much...

ReBelle said...

You are so clever! Love this presentation.

Other Mary said...

What Joy said....
How clever and poignant.

Lydia said...

This is great! (I have not thought of Noxema for agesandages...)

Shawna said...

Sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Now you're talking nightmares; it never ends. I got a few chills just reading this because, as you might expect, "me too."

manicddaily said...

I had not seen this one. I am laughing. k.

my heart's love songs said...

very creative and effective presentation, MZ! and interesting dreams. {smile}