Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Poem Written in August 1993

I just found this poem I wrote on Friday, August 27, 1993. (at that point, I was officially engaged for 5 days!)
When I read old poems of mine, I pretty much recall having written them and what was going on at the time. If I recall correctly, this scene took place at a subway or bus station.

She wore one pink shoe,
She wore one white shoe --
She was blind.
I knew. I could tell --
She had a white cane.
She clicked around,
looking for an opening
 to go through.

Click, click. Tap, tap.
Bang, bang --

A tall blonde approached,
leaned close,
whispered some words.

An arm was extended.
A hand held on.
And they set off.
Click, click. Tap, tap.
A pink shoe
And a white shoe --

Almost a Slip of the Tongue

I was listening to my younger son practice guitar just now; he recently started lessons and is a quick study in this instrument...thanks to his wonderful memory and an ear for music.

He was trying to figure out a correct starting note and said: "Just a sec."

I was just about to open my mouth and say something and it suddenly hit me just how that something would have sounded: "I have all the secs in the world."

Sometimes it pays to keep your mouth shut!