Finally (CV)

 

I found a pair of lost red glasses

in a stack of papers in a Mexican bag

I’d intended to sort for a few years now

and because I am not usually sitting in the apartment

for hours on end maybe never until now and because

I am one of those people who buys something every day

even if it’s a bottle of ketchup this apartment is full

of papers and food and I am able now to find my glasses

and some lost poems and pieces of paper I’ve saved

forever like a letter from 1978 from a man who wanted

to write a book that begins with the word Finally.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

7 Comments

  1. Betty’s sleeping—and I just read your poem of the day—loved it!—went to three different markets today to buy groceries for Betty—and the scene at every one of them was a little scary—reading your poem made me chuckle softly . . .

  2. Dear Esther,
    For a moment you transported me into your apartment, I could see it, very colourful, and then bounced back to my house, where, even if I don’t buy something every day, there is still a lot to discover when I open a drawer in a rarely used cabinet, like yesterday, I found a deck of meditation/introspective cards I brought back from India decades ago. I took them to my porch, laid them out and did the breathing as required, asked the questions, don’t remember the answers. However I do remember the moment of serenity
    As always, I enjoy your daily poem,
    Take care, stay well
    Elisabeth

  3. Thank you Esther. I’d love to visit, and this also goes for you, maybe come to a Byron Bay Writers Festival? You’d be very welcome to stay with me.
    Well, who knows when there will be a new normal and what the other side will look like.
    I wish you all the best, stay well.
    Elisabeth

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