New Routines

Monday/Tuesday: Nap by the fire. Sleep under a thin sheet. Drink two cups of coffee. Listen to songs from youth. Serve lunch for anyone that wants to eat. Make breakfast before anyone else wakes up. Wash the dishes while NPR plays. Take the trash to the curb. Work from the laptop in different rooms for a change of scenery. Practice the guitar. Walk on the treadmill. Try to write something with impact. Look out the window for 10 minutes. Stare at the phone hoping for something new.

Wednesday: Stare at the fire. Nap by a thin sheet. Sleep under two cups of coffee. Drink songs from youth. Listen to lunch, for anyone that wants to. Serve breakfast before anyone else wakes up. Make the dishes. Wash the trash. Take from the laptop. Work the guitar. Practice the treadmill. Walk something with impact. Try to write out the window for 10 minutes. Look at the phone hoping for something new.

Later: Stare at the thin sheet. Nap by two cups of coffee. Sleep under songs from youth. Drink lunch. Listen to waking up. Serve the dishes. Make the trash. Wash the laptop. Take the guitar. Work the treadmill. Practice something with impact. Walk out the window. Try to write something new. Look at the phone fire.

Later Still: Make for the treadmill. Of different minutes, thin. Else new? The lunch, the nap? Up scenery to under 10. Write, drink, while anyone plays. Make my hoping at the window dishes. Try for phone sheet. Wash for to wakes. Wants guitar. A walk by something before trash. Take cups on out, in. Change rooms. By the curb. Listen, anyone, the two work for a breakfast from NPR. The look of Sleep: stare to that coffee in the fire. Practice youth songs with something. Impact: Eat the laptop.

New Routines

Natural Routines

with me still on the inside
everything safe
we learned how to stay up late

we learned each other very well

we loved our windows
and we had no intention that anyone should go to any places any where
but the one thing we both wanted anyway was a way out of home

the house belonged to us
we could be very proud of it
we had two daughters
there was only so much we could do to keep them from the wild animals

we can’t see anything when we’re home,
only the light coming toward us,
only the silent wolf, staring at us
the only other thing to witness these things

no other humans had been allowed to have any part in this new world

we do not want to go with wolves, we told the daughters.
the wolves have a plan to take you back to where you came
we could not bring you to be with the wolves

our relationship is not over and our hearts still bleed love and the love remains and the love reminds and the love remembers and we will not let the wolves take the love from us

Natural Routines