Slices

of oranges 
sprinkled with salt
sticky sweet juice 
dribbling
down 
a 
chin

of memories
well lived
some 
uneventful
bursting with simplicity
some saved
for savoring
later
when the mood strikes

of time
held on an analog
clock 
holding still
in good times
or bad
placeholders
for stealing moments
to write
contemplate
create

of stories 
interwoven 
across miles
initiating laughter
provoking 
thoughts 
ideas
resonating with souls
unleashing frustration
distraction
confusion
affirming realities 
and struggles
inspiring hope
and kindness
through shared
Words
Thursday, March 31, 2022

14 thoughts on “Slices

    1. Thank you. I tried including other slices of things, but it didn’t quite fit, except for the orange part. Took inspiration from the logo and went from there.

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  1. Such a clever final post, I love the transition from juice dribbling down the chin to the stories of shared words and the play on the word slice. A perfect finish to the month! Hopefully see you next year (it was also great to actually ‘see’ you on zoom too!

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  2. Your writing is so beautiful, and this poem, with its descriptions of the beauty of all sorts of different kinds of slices, is delicious to read. I love your ending highlighting the importance of shared words.

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    1. Thank you, Natasha, for affirming what I’m doing. Sometimes it feels that whatever spills on the page is awkward and I have to let it be. This was one of those I kept second guessing, but it looks like it worked.

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