Laughter Followed Closely

March 25, 2012

Someone kicked

over

a big bucket of

mercy,

spilling it

all over

the kitchen

floor.

Everyone came

running

to see the slippery

surprise

Saucers sliding sideways;

Dishes dropped down;

Feet flying straight out

from where we supposed

they were planted –

(laughter

followed

closely),

And there

at the center

of everything

was me,

collapsed

into a

dizzy disaster.

—–

We sure made

a proper

mess

of things.

Thanks to Nance for the photo. 

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4 Responses to “Laughter Followed Closely”

  1. nancy said

    a big bucket of mercy…i like that. if this business keeps up, i’m gonna need to make several chapbooks.

    i totally love your poetic expression.

  2. Laughter does follow mercy closely. I like that.

  3. […]   And the Other Thing Is… […]

  4. may we all have such a spill

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