No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.
Can I tell you how much I love that there's an Ugly Lamp contest at the Kentucky State Fair? Yay for things that are wacky and creative :-) I also love Kathryn Petruccelli's mom. You'll see why in this week's poem:
by Kathryn Petruccelli
My mother used to tell me
there was a time
she kept a closet full of lamps
so whenever one of her kids
broke one, she’d sweep up
and pull another out.
I imagine her trolling
the Saturday morning garage sales
of the ’70s, buying every cheap,
ugly thing that lit, handing over a dollar,
50 cents, maybe haggling them down
to a quarter. A woman with a stockpile
of light sources at the ready
while her children flipped
like gymnasts through the living room:
my brother leaping for all he was worth
toward the old brown sectional,
the rug underneath a hot pit of lava;
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Have you read Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale? I gave it two thumbs up when I read it a long time ago. Might be good reading while you're at home.
For info about my Things I Wish You Knew project (and the TLD March challenge), visit this post.
Michelle Kogan has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Michelle!