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

11 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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

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  4. Daily delusions settle upon the cloth covered table.

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

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

    Pamela

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

    Pamela

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

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  8. This is excellent. It made me chuckle.

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

    Six-Word Whirl

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

    Richard

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  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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