all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein

all poems and photographs
© by Maya Stein
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Monday, June 26, 2006

to-do list


























Unpack the groceries.
Pay the electric bill.
Throw out the old nectarines rotting in the fruit bowl.
Vacuum the dog hair from the couch.
Clean the muffin pan from Saturday.
Take the trash out.
Get that last load in the wash.

Now forget all that.
Loosen the knots in your spine.
Unwrap the tightness in your chest.
Unfasten the weight from your shoulders.
Distentangle the ropy chords of your voice.
Ignore your expectations.
Suspend your disbelief.
Deliberate only
which song you want to sing,
and whether the window is open wide enough
to let it out.

8 comments:

DragonGirl said...

That left me breathless and covered head-to-toe in goosebumps. Wow. Thank you for that reminder to slow down and treasure the moment. Namaste!

mikaelah said...

yum!

la vie en rose said...

i LOVE this!!!! very inspiring--brought a smile to my face!

C~ said...

Maya--I'm loving it! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Where on earth do you get these gorgeous photographs? They are almost as breathtaking as your poetry...

girlzoot said...

Suspend your disbelief

What a concisely beautiful line.

Frankie said...

WONDERFUL!! And I love it paired with the gorgeous picture. Perfect!

Sarah e.Smith said...

Beautiful...both the poem and the photograph :)