Saturday, December 20, 2008

all in a days work



i pick my mails from my old home

shocked to see a few of my cheques
with expiry dates. no wonder
i was short on the finances
blaming recession, for my fault
i forgot to send out mails
for change of address
no, my money is not lost
revalidation of the cheques would
take care of all that but certainly not more

alas, i could have spent it cosying up
to you my love but you wait a while
before
i pick you up and devour you
with relish
from front to back,
not forgetting the middle
i suppose i will spend a winter's day
writing out impersonal letters
to all those stupid companies for

change in my residential address,
sticking stamps on those envelopes

"you do understand, i need the money
to buy out more of you, don't you"

29 comments:

BJ Roan said...

One of the disadvantages of moving. Nice poem.

Julia Smith said...

Why do all the tedious bits of business take up so much precious time...?

I've got an 'I Heart Your Blog Award' with your name on it over at my blog.

spacedlaw said...

Annoying petty things getting int he way of love...
Good one.

Jeeves said...

I like this. Nuances of life spun into a nice poem!

anthonynorth said...

I've moved so many times, and this is always a pain.

Edward S Gault said...

O.K., Maybe not the ideal way to spend a winter day, stil better than shoveling snow!
Thank You for sharing this.

SandyCarlson said...

Indeed, why must the feast always wait? Wonderful poem.

Barb's Haiku said...

How sad, so many mundane things devour the time we could spend with loved ones.

Deborah Godin said...

Oh yes, spending time because of such a "necessity" is almost never the first choice!

Sue said...

I like the lines:
"before i pick you up and devour you\with relish from front to back,".
It reminds me that we're always telling the dog, that she can't eat the cats because she has no relish!

dsnake1 said...

at least you got your cheques. :)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fabulous. How tedious!

sage said...

Nicely done--those little things we must take care of (which includes shoveling snow here!)

Raven said...

I love the last two lines - the painful truth and humor of them. Nice poem.

Sioux said...

It's been so long since I moved! And I don't plan to ever do it again. And I'm glad...all the hassle.

Devika said...

dsnake1 took my words..

Good one, Gautami

wishes
devika

Whitesnake said...

I loved it!

Beth P. said...

the mundane and the divine all rolled up in one day's 'work' Thanks for this reminder to not let the former smother the latter!

many thanks--lovely as ever!

polona said...

ah, the things that get in the way of living...
enjoyed this

Tumblewords: said...

Ah the everydayness eats into excitement. Nice work!

Linda Jacobs said...

I love a poem with ordinary, everyday happenings and a touch of magic and that's just what this poem contains!

qualcosa di bello said...

a winter moment for sure

trinitystar said...

As always Guatima you do not fail your readers ... with your fine ways of poetry.

May the new year make your dreams come true.
Best Wishes.
Trinitystar

Ghost Particle said...

nice casual read, felt like a story :)

how are u Gautami ...missed ya :)

gel said...

Somehow I think this is about buying your precious books? :)
Moving can be a hassle until you're settled. Hope that happens soon.

gel said...

I posted on Poetry train. Your energy is an inspiration!

Patois said...

Not my idea of a fun winter's day, but at least a productive one.

zoya gautam said...

..A Very Merry Christmas! and thank u for ur poem..

Jim said...

Been there, done that. It isn't pleasant. Not saying this writer is you in first person, but it sure is the pits when things go wrong like that.
My attitude finally got better, I now like the country song, "Thank God and Greyhound She's Gone!"
I finally found time to put up a little ditty and now am making a few rounds. My theme is much more pleasant.
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