Under The Couch

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United – Weekly Scribblings #13
“All The Small Things”  (posted by Rommy)

“There are occasions when we naturally seem to notice the small things more. The tiny blessings we are grateful for, the little things whose absence hits us harder than we expected…they can loom large when everything else in our world is changing rapidly.
“Create a poem/prose that incorporates the idea of  “small things”.  

Under the couch
is a veritable treasure
trove of lost–or purposely
hidden–objects. I reach
underneath to retrieve
a paper clip. My hand
comes out clutching a pen,
plastic cap, earring
hook, and a vitamin pill.
I can make no sense
of some of these items,
but a certain dog sheepishly
looks the other way.


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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4 Responses to Under The Couch

  1. Rall says:

    Ahem….the dog in the family gets the blame for everything:)Dollar bills under the cushions and in pockets are always welcome too.


  2. Marja says:

    haha it must be the dog We find these little things too always a surprise


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