Sunday, March 11, 2012

unneccessary gifts

Daily delusions settle upon the cloth covered table.
An overabundance of wants, mars the giving.
A toll is charged in accidental sacrifice.
Confused by plenty-
too much to handle.
Unnecessary libations,
drowning in thanks.
Awkwardly I ask - "how do you turn this faucet off?" 

Process notes: Feeling the need for spring cleaning and being in over my head... 

The words-
plenty mars charged libation settle trouble accident ask toll confused sacrificed handle


  1. I had forgotten that mars isn't just a planet, or a god. If you are drowning in stuff, I have found that one thing that works is to list everything in a vertical list, then cover it up so you only see one or two items at a time. You also get to scratch each out as done. Take care of yourself.

  2. This is excellent. I loved the ending. It made me smile, but it is so true that sometime we just want to turn someone's faucet OFF!

  3. Mars, the planet, candy and verb...clever! Nice punch line too! Cheers.

  4. Daily delusions settle upon the cloth covered table.

    And stare up at us, too! Great line to set us thinking...

  5. Excellent use of "mars", Jules. Concise piece.


  6. Ach! I mean Teri. Sorry about that, I was looking at your sidebar and my brain was not engaging properly.


  7. Sorry you're overwhelmed. You've portrayed the feeling beautifully. THe first line pulled me in. Well wordled, Teri.

  8. Anonymous3/12/2012

    This is excellent. It made me chuckle.

  9. I think many of us are "confused by plenty"!

    Six-Word Whirl

  10. Anonymous3/18/2012

    I really liked "An overabundance of wants, mars the giving." That's a great line.


  11. I missed this somehow...though I remember this list...reminds me that I am still cleaning up after the resent holiday gathering. :)


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