Blue Skies

Linking up with Five Minute Friday today!

The theme:

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Blue Skies

Leap past the window and lean in across tangled sheets, dreams,

A lost sock. Some lost change.

Lost hours of sleep.

It’s sunny today and I feel it through my eyelids and through my glorious plans

for laundry, for folding, for keeping it all clean.

The sun says, “Forget the plans. Go play.”

The boys and I grab our bikes and snacks and backpacks

and one small boy even asks if we can take the cat

“He will fit in the basket mommah I swear.”

And we head out.

The cat, alas, is left behind to ponder and sleep in a spot of sun

by the front door, where we fall over his furry belly, laughing and home and

full bellied from snow cones and snacks and mislaid plans

because today was a blue sky day.

Amen and thank You and look at the clouds!

They sit in the sky like impossible dollops of cream and I can’t

understand, how did You do that? Create this for us?

Why? When we don’t deserve it, and we live such smallness

of laundry and bickering and plans to kidnap cats.

Why did you make us those clouds in a sky the color

of pool water and just as deep?

You must love us an awful much.

Like THIS much, as Red stretches his arms wide as he

swoops in for a hug and kiss as soft as a butterfly’s wings.

“I just yub you mommah,” he says, sweaty from the bike ride.

He smells like a copper penny, left out in the sun.

This is not Steve the Cat. But, this is a happy cat in a basket. Dare to dream, Steve. It could happen.

This is not Steve the Cat. But, this is a happy cat in a basket. Dare to dream, Steve. It could happen.

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9 thoughts on “Blue Skies

  1. Hey Dana, visiting from FMF πŸ™‚ I love the way you wrote this.

    “They sit in the sky like impossible dollops of cream and I can’t

    understand, how did You do that? Create this for us?

    Why? When we don’t deserve it, and we live such smallness

    of laundry and bickering and plans to kidnap cats.”

    Beautiful imagery. I would second the kidnap of cats, they they have a special place in my heart. (and now I kind of want to show you a picture of the cat I love, haha.)

    Thanks for sharing this, it’s nice to meet another poet. πŸ™‚ I think I may take a long look at the sky today. ❀

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