Archive for the ‘Homelife’ Category

Estrangement

August 24, 2017

Heartache
Emerges unsummoned
From the subconscious
Takes up residence
Down low
In the stomach
Until
Nothing else matters

A simple question,
“What’s wrong?”
Brings a flood of tears
Washing away
Much of the ache
Leaving behind
Deep sorrow
Confusion, longing

©2017 Thomas W. Cummins

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On this winter’s night

January 14, 2017

Tuft by tuft
Pulled by the cold night air
Like feathers, heat leaves our bedroom
On this winter’s night

Reaching down
A second blanket is found
Pulled up around the neck
Warmth enfolds, sleep returns

© 2017 Thomas W. Cummins

Morning Shadows

May 21, 2015

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This morning as I came down the stairs, the rising sun was casting shadows on the wall and closet door after passing through the lace curtain, past the dracaena marginata, and the stair rail. Leaves from outdoors were dancing amidst the lacy and muted pattern.

A Rosey Hue

November 10, 2014
Outside the window
Just beyond the Amana clock
Stands a Japanese maple
Its fall array of colors
Brilliant in the early afternoon sun
Filling the corner of the family room
With reflected light
Touching everything
A rosey hue
Never to be reproduced
By our meager palette
 
© 2014 Thomas W. Cummins

A Cabin Breakfast

July 27, 2014

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Throwing a pattern
A window-paned pattern
For sixty years
The sun has been invited in
By the yellow Cosco table
Brightening a cabin breakfast

© 2014 Thomas W. Cummins

 

Running Out of Time

August 1, 2013

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To run out of time
Knowing
There’s not enough time
At a certain age
 
After much has been done
Little is left
Nothing awaits
Expectations met
 
Yet
Something is missing
Snatched away,
Actually
 
But to regain
That being denied
To reclaim, to undo
To heal
 
Takes time
There’s not enough time
I’m afraid
At a certain age

© 2013 Thomas W. Cummins