January 4, 2015




DIY and Flannel

She was big on projects

I was thinking about that
on this DIY day.  I
tackled the stack,
the one spread out in layers on the table.
I pulled the blankets up on the bed, higher.
I tightened and shifted and sorted.
And then I pushed my arms
into her flannel
housecoat and popped myself a
can of Pepsi.
pssssssssssst aweeeeeeeeeeeeee.
When I heard the sound,
I remembered the smell
of the steam iron, the spray starch,
the thump on the board.
I remembered Javex on her hands.
I remembered that
she was big on fizz.

I put down everything and
tipped the glass back.

psssssst awe!



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