Cloudy Afternoon


Dishwasher lulling with its low

harummm rum rum


Slight chill through

through the space in the open sliding glass door


blankets cover two

a cozy “L” on the couch

Read aloud

Poems by Jack to Miss Stretchberry

bring thoughts of the dog,

My Buddy


in the house

I left two years ago


Gazing out across the city from this third story apartment

at this seaside town

I love so much

I see a WALL

move through the harbor

down the channel

toward Angel’s Gate and the open sea

stacked deep and wide

with containers bound for China


Brinnnn brinnn brinnn

in the distance a helicopter circles the coast

Dishwasher drains

Whoosh, Glurp, Whoosh.


Eyes close

Quiet breathing






About Be Strong. Be Courageous. Be You

Principal at the Sweetest Little School by the Sea at the south end of Los Angeles Harbor. Working to make the world a little more awesome.
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4 Responses to Cloudy Afternoon

  1. margaretsmn says:

    What a nice peek into the space you are in. Love that Dog.

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  2. bobsgirlcj says:

    Love it… Sounding relaxed and present! Beautiful

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. elsie says:

    So peaceful! All the quiet noise in the background are somewhat soothing as your mind moves from one thought to the next. This was your soundtrack of this moment.


  4. kristalee11 says:

    Ahhhh…. breathing in the rhythm of your day.


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