Quick coffee – a short #poem

Quick coffee and then
clean the toilet
quick coffee and then 
wash the clothes

Quick coffee and
keep everybody happy
quick coffee, do
as every woman does:

What of my dreams
and my desires
which would read something 
like this?

Quick coffee and
write poetry
quick coffee and then
read all morning long:

Quick coffee, kiss the children
quick coffee, wipe their faces clean
quick coffee, try to focus my attention 
quick coffee, quietly teaching them
the value of a dream.

I’m busy with the kids this half-term. I’m thoroughly enjoying embracing the chaos, but it’s also exhausting: not so much the kids as the work which arises around them. I’m no domestic goddess. I have to keep my writing going and sometimes I feel guilty, but I’ve noticed my eldest particularly is keen to emulate. If I can foster a love of literature and writing in them, I guess I’m not doing so badly. And thank God I have a dishwasher and a Roomba!

Now back to baking biscuits for Halloween πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ πŸŽƒ

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  1. Love this post, Ingrid! I think that your child emulating your writing is wonderful! πŸ™‚ Take care of yourself, Cheryl

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