Monday, August 3, 2009

92 days of gratitude on the wall...

GRATITUDE!

yes, those are caps
perhaps the first i have felt
in my bones
since making the 100 day commitment

gratitude that somewhere inside
there is a room

posted over the door:
no sadness
no judgement
no loneliness, bitterness, brick walls
allowed

inside
i'm 17 again
a driver's license
a car-full of girlfriends
my god-given tan

gratitude
that in my 17-year-old's room
blue, blue, electric blue...
there is still space for a sister's smile
(as well as squiring tears)

her soundtrack is different
her friends are different
her life is different

but the first beats of
her song make me
think of mine




must be the good genes, mostly

gratitude

7 comments:

  1. I just talked to my brother whom I talk to maybe three times a year and it was down-home. It was sit-on-the-sofa and have a laugh. It was DAMN good. Genes are funny things and he loved the idea of my chickens.
    I am grateful for some of the family of my birth. All my brothers. I am grateful for all of them.
    Even if I did break (quite deliberately) one of their Grand Funk Railroad albums.

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  2. ms moon...grand funk railroad?!!! how could you?!!

    and, yes.

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  3. ADRIENNE!!!
    THE TEARS ARE SQUIRTING AGAIN
    I LOVE YOU

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  4. Your blog is fantastic! It makes me feel all happy and warm inside. Then I go back to my blog and I feel all dirty and nasty again, so I have to come back here. It's a vicious cycle, really.

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  5. A lovely post - I will be back later to watch the video as my office has blocked it - How rude!!

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