call of the while


all wit and whim and slim-jim
trim stims aside, we abide
by exactly


of the rules. we choose and
snooze and lose ourselves
in the
(shiny object!)
(hey! my soul!)
game of cat and mouse
(-keteer). state your name.
name your state. doesn’t
matter. doesn’t matt her
(down, or other

call me
(late for dinner)
and i’ll tell you truth. all.
most. sum
of the parts of me
I have gotten to

elbows, for example. pointy.
need lots of room.

knees. not used
nearly enough.

eyes. dotted with
hope and sometimes
crossed, a tease of

once in a
long long
while, we smile. toothy.
strange. (s)lightly de
-ranged, and not
quite ready
for the next
long hard mile.

Inspired by my Shawna, who penned the line that is the title. ❤





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4 Responses to call of the while

  1. Shawna says:

    Oh sweet mother of our lord jeebus twice, I have not laughed this hard in sum time. Man, that was good.

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    The wordplay in this is a delight, and I feel the love of vacation time and unreadiness to return to working life.

  3. Kir Piccini says:

    Inspired. So truthful, playful, right.

  4. tsdwords says:

    Great inspiration Shawna! Definitely feeling those sent-i-ment (well) 😉
    Another winner. Thank you for the smiles ❤

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