Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Spaces in Between

by Angie Capozello THE TO DO LIST DOESN’T END I HAVE TO GET THE KIDS TO

SCHOOL AND GET TO WORK AND THERE IS DRY CLEANING

TO PICK UP life AND DINNER TO BUY AND REPORTS FOR A

MEETING TO WRITE AFTER THE KIDS ARE ASLEEP AND THE

LAUNDRY ISN’T DONE is AND MY BOSS IS DRIVING ME UP

THE WALL AND TRAFFIC ISN’T MOVING AND WHY IS THAT

IDIOT ON A CELL PHONE lived DOESN’T HE KNOW THAT’S

ILLEGAL WHERE DID I PUT THAT FILE ITS DUE BY NOON OH

THE COFFEE IS COLD MAYBE THERE’S CHANGE in the FOR

ANOTHER CUP IN THE GLOVEBOX OR UNDER THE SEATS I

WISH I HAD spaces MORE TIME I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO

WHERE DID MY LIFE GO OH RIGHT IT DIED IN THE NINE

TO FIVE RUSH I THOUGHT I WANTED in between THIS

LIFE DIDN’T I OR MAYBE I HAD SOME OTHER DREAMS…

Stop. Look out your window. SEE the world, it’s still there.

Water dripping off a leaf. Birds sitting on a fence. Sunshine.

Life is in the little moments. A smile, a laugh, even in tears.

All of the little things that happen on the way to our next stop.

Life is lived in the space in between.

5 comments:

ganymeder said...

Nice. I like the way you have a poem inside a poem. And the theme is cool. The pace of the poem, the caps/no caps, everything is great.

Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Schuerr said...

Angie, you have written the truth of life. Very clever formatting. Unique!

Michelle said...

well done angie!
life IS lived in the space in between!!!

Ronda Laveen said...

Very quantum. Life inbetween the spaces of the breath or thoughts. Nice.

Christina said...

Great play with the words and the font. Love it.