Short Term Thoughts

Written for:  Creative Bloomings #169, “Sense of Belonging”
For this exercise/prompt close your eyes for about five minutes and get acquainted with your surroundings. Is it warm/cold? Are you comfotable/uneasy? Aromas? Sounds? Do not let your eyes deceive, let your remaining senses take command. When you feel very aware, write your poem.

Soft snores of dog
at my side, baseball
announcers telling tales,
as the action seems
to have slowed. Remnants
of garlic from last night’s
pesto, pass a light reminder
past my nostrils. Sunshine
filters through closed blinds.
I feel its warmth on my
shoulders, although the room
is air-conditioned
on this unusually hot day
in October. In my mind,
Autumn is here, and I am
inclined to sniff apples
and bake pies.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Short Term Thoughts

  1. I feel like I’m right in the room with you. Love the soft snores of dog and sunshine
    filters through closed blinds. That makes me wonderfully drowsy and warm on a cold, rainy day in WV.

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  2. says:

    just lovely


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