Sunday, July 23, 2006

34 TODAY

lawn overdue

weeds have reclaimed
planting areas
roses gangly reach

papery comb in corner
of front door
wasp mother can't be far

air inside stale
unbreathed
appliances unplugged
well rested

mailbox empty except
for one flyer
have you seen me?

I always look closely

I'm 34 today
spent most of the day
driving home

~j.b.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Bill & Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! Hopefully your card arrives today. May you have a wonderful 34th year - we both love you!

8:28 AM, July 24, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Hi Bill and Nancy - the card is probably going to arrive today with a slew of stopped mail. Thanks! We hope the wedding went well . . .
Love,
Julia

8:35 AM, July 24, 2006  
Blogger Amy said...

Happy birthday, j.b.! Love that last stanza. 34 is a great age to be "driving home."

8:56 PM, July 24, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Yeah Amy - even with the post-vacation blues - it's nice to come home. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

7:21 AM, July 25, 2006  

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