In The Backyard Of An Ordinary Day

A barefooted lady in her bathrobe
with a chicken under each arm
in the backyard of an ordinary day.
That’s what she saw in the window’s
reflection as she paused on the steps,
this unexpected scene of herself.
The collar of her robe was loosed plus
it was white which could have given
the scene a midday whiff of the sexual
but the chickens monkeywrenched it all
rendering her comic, intensely human.
She found this vision surprisingly
attractive, compelling her to recite aloud:
     So much depends
     upon a white robed woman
     glazed with age
     accented by red beaked chickens.
There was no one near to hear this
surpassing declaration, thank god.

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  1. Brandee on February 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you for the smile.

  2. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on February 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Love this. Especially since…

    If you replace the dame with a dude, in a black t-shirt, with two Rhodesian Ridgebacks under his arms, you’ve got me. (They’re sisters, they’re spoiled, and they demand to be carried back to the house after relieving themselves).

  3. pastordt on February 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Man, I really needed that giggle. Thanks!

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