Saturday, June 24, 2006


My time lately seems to be devoted to tying loose ends. I have had little time for family, and even less time for all that reading and writing I said I was going to do this summer. First things first: unplug the entire family, get my children dressed and fed, and get OUTSIDE.

tying and cutting loose ends

j.b. rowell

fingers reflect
in coffee mug glaze
type in layers,

my son says
I am a reptile
hands with fingers
working eyes darting
pulled to lone age spot
back turned
to them watching TV
in their underwear
sounds from kitchen
husband plugged into music

I follow through
on promises I didn't know
I made
cancel trips
I've been counting on
focus on just one
then another
because more than one
at a time
is too heavy for frozen
layer below

weak spots groan
with slow steps
fingers busy
fingers thinking
in reality: tangled
threads it will take
lifetimes to make sense of


Blogger didi said...


If you get the chance, you may wish to take down taht link to the smith carona because I deleted that blog and someone else took it.

thank you -


10:43 AM, June 24, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Didi

10:49 AM, June 24, 2006  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Love this from the title to the end!!

11:34 AM, June 26, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Pat - glad you came by!

12:02 PM, June 26, 2006  

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