On My Shelf

Composed 3/17/16
Description: Perhaps a cluttered shelf is a sign of a cluttered mind… and that’s just fine.
For the Daily Prompt: Shelf.

A cluttered, juxtaposed medley of me
A lightly dust-covered stationary sea
Of hats wrapped in ribbon, copper, red lace
That speak of an old and future time and place
Big blue boxes with small figurines
Of heroes and princesses, from movies, books, TV
Large, folded fans, too many tea cups and pots
And chopsticks alongside elegant clocks
Some tiny vases filled with ancient history
And floral, beaded bags of every color to see
Flowers from the neighbors
Flowers that span oceans
And books with pages always in motion
Shows, movies, autographs, sealed and cherished like treasure
Sentimental trinkets with value beyond measure
A cluttered, juxtaposed medley of me
Just glance at my shelf to see

Someone’s Amortentia

Composed 3/9/16
Description: If this appeals to you, you might be in love with me. Just saying.

For Blogging the Senses.

Imagine
Red, silk sheets, exposed under thick comforters
Dented in the presence of a basking, drowsy cat
A slightly husky, very warm, animal, living smell

Imagine
Pulling out that old t-shirt
Soft, almost see-through, traveling between each winding finger
As you bring it up, inhale, lavender
Snuggle to be precise

Imagine
A hot, dry day
That t-shirt, cut-off jean shorts
Wet hair, silky calves, an aura
Of soft, sweet cherry blossoms

Imagine
A familiar home filled
With old wood, antique carpet
Knick-knacks, slightly dusty and
Bread, cookies, still baking

Don’t imagine
Breathe, smell it, sense it
It’s real, it’s here, it’s
Me

Have a Cup

Composed 5/6/15
Description: In response to the Daily Prompt for today, which asked “If a restaurant were to name something after you, what would it be?” Sounded fun, so I gave it a try. Fun, but I felt like I was trying to write a clever ad for a dating website! Went with one of one of my favorite drinks.

Come take a taste
Of our special today – Kathleen
Twisting up the classics
With hot chocolate – salted but sweet

Start with a glass of milk
Heated to warm up your day
Add a package of sweet cocoa powder
And stir thoroughly – don’t you dare shake
Then add a pinch of salt
Just enough to give it a bite
Mellow it down with mini marshmallows
A pale, fluffy, delicious sight

Melt with the warmth
Let the chocolate bring a smile
Salt will keep you on your toes
Marshmallows fill up your inner child

Come, relax with me
It’s perfect year round, you’ll see
An always rewarding treat
That cup full of Kathleen