Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A Sign

I just poked myself in the cheek with a corn-on-the-cob prong,
hard enough to draw blood
while lunging my face toward a cob of fresh sweet corn.

It came loose and stabbed me just at the moment I was going to take my first bite.

What does it say about me, that I consumed the corn anyway,
before tending to my wound?

Apparently I will not be deterred.


Monday, August 08, 2011

He Left Me A Note

I came home from dropping the Teenager off at work to find the house empty.
I went around calling his name until I found this that Twin Boy left me.

He is the most considerate kid ever
and his handwriting is so awful it's kind of wonderful.