all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein

all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

praise refuge

woman at a table writing
stepping into a hot shower
the meal coming out right
no traffic
morning sunlight and little conversation
a good phone call with your father
rain
an early bedtime with a good book
hot coffee with cream
praise refuge

your older sister asking for advice
a full tank of gas and no expectations
a surprise markdown at the register
a pair of red underwear
a bowl of strawberries and vanilla ice cream
praise refuge

white napkins
windchimes
a ziplocked back of snap peas
frozen chocolate chip cookie dough
a good sneeze
ice water
praise refuge

pipe cleaners and time on your hands
a man's impromptu biceps
fresh air after a party
waking up early
waking up hungry
a game of hopscotch
tea in winter
thrown snowballs
a made bed
Sunday at 3
grand pianos
giraffes
slippers
sleep
praise refuge

4 comments:

Miss Noodle said...

Hi there. Would just like to say that your poetry is absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for the inspiration.

dweezila said...

PRAISE REFUGE BABY
PRAISE THE SMALLEST THINGS
LETTERS THAT FORM WORDS
THAT BECOME IMAGES
THAT STAY WITH ME
STAY WITH ME

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images, Maya. Thanks!

danielle said...

all of your things...
my absolute favorites...
write more... keep writing.
thank you for "getting it"