Written for:  Friday Writings #40 - Lists in Ink

"Write poetry that includes a list."

Since I cannot obtain
happiness by enlightenment–
requires more time than
I have–thinking of places
and people I love is
a more practical solution.
So I give you:

. my savior sister
. cousins alive and dead
. the few friends I have left
. animals always
. oceans and beaches
. writing 

At least I can still think.


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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10 Responses to Enlightenment

  1. Being able to think–especially while surrounded by good people (and souls) we like–is the best.


  2. I think (because I still can, too) that this way to happiness is preferable, actually!


  3. Oh! You’ve touched on my favorite things in that last stanza. Absolutely great


  4. Helen says:

    Well! I am counting myself as one of those friends, Sara!


  5. dsnake1 says:

    It is a very good list there, to have people and things that matter.


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