Friday, July 5, 2013


Celebrating my mini story—almost a poem—It Had Been a Long Time, is now on line, published by

It Had Been A Long Time

since she ‘seen a teenager eating like that:
Hunched over. he ate slowly, calmly
as if the whole world were at peace,
seen through his eyes. His movements were
precise, deliberate. Every bite he put
in his mouth he masticated carefully.

He took the teakettle and poured himself
a cup watching the liquid fill the space
as if there was nothing more important in
the universe at that moment. It took
his complete attention. He took some sips,
they met his approval. Sipped slowly.
Replenished the cup as needed. Savored it.

She hadn’t seen anyone so self absorbed
in a long, long time. Had forgotten that
tea is to be savored, a mud-pie to be
relished slowly, reverently calmly.

Tea and mud-pie, she’ll try to remember to
savor them, to masticate them with precise
deliberate movements. Next time will try
not to rush through the day: getting to work,
organizing files, pleasing boyfriend, checking
e-mail, getting groceries, paying bills.

Next time.... Next time she'll
savor her tea, slowly, reverently, and calmly
eat her mud-pie.

Next time…she’ll try to be self

Next time…*


Anonymous said...

It brings memories. Now I worry about my waistline, my heart, my my my......

Anonymous said...

That looks gooooooood! Glad U enjoy.