Sunday Night MAG

August 31, 2014
By SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
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Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.


father
placed the sun valley eggs
atop the glass of the dining room
table, gently, so that the yolks
stayed inside their shells.
sister
stayed quiet
the way that she likes to,
brought her elbows to her knees
and let her eyes gloss over.
brother
whistled the cats to bed again,
kissed them when he thought
nobody was watching.
they are probably
fast asleep in the garage by now.
mother
counted our blessings
on her long fingers,
didn’t have enough, so
she smiled.
i
curled my body up
on a kitchen chair, tasted
the bakery’s chocolate-frosted
sweetness; the yellow cake
was soft,
crumbled against my lips.


The author's comments:

Appreciate the little things. They are worth so much more than we give them credit for.


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Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 18 2016 at 4:14 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm upset this doesn't have any comments. It should have pages brimming with comments. You take something seemingly arbitrary and bring scenic life to it. I love the descriptive imagery you use to detail each unique characteristic for each of the people in your poem. Very keen. Congrats on the prize for this poem. Very deserving. (I know it's been a while since you received it). 10/5




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