three pears

i forgot 
all about 
this post 
waiting patiently
 for me
 to write words
 to accompany it 

often
 when its quiet here at the office
 in the late afternoons
 i will write my posts
 or
 at least 
choose a photo
 that
 i hope
 will prompt me
 to write

 yesterday 
was such a day
 quiet 
with no one around to interrupt the muse
 so what happened?

 i don't know
 i don't remember
 i do remember
 as
 i headed home
 that
 i hadn't written
 hadn't set the post to publish
 i would do it 
i resolved
when i got home

 when i did get home
 Toonman and i
 got involved 
in something
 then
 the news was on
 then the night before Daily Show
 then
 well 
bottom line
 i woke 
around 2ish
 thinking 
did i set that to publish at midnight without writing anything
 will my devoted readers
 lurkers
 think 
i went 
Wordless on Thursday
 or
 did i not do anything
 at all 

no

 i didnt get up to find out
 if that ever happens
 i will for sure know 
i have lost it 

speaking of lost 

yesterday
 i wore a pair of earrings
 i rarely wear
 a pair of hearts
 that dangle
 a gift from my friend Wendy
 i wore them
 to feel close to her
 its something i do
 i know 
i am weird

 anyway
 when i got to the subway 
last night
 i realized
 they were not dangling from my lobes 
i also realized
 that backtracking
 - once before this happen, i back tracked and found the lost earring - 
wasn't going to work
 i had no idea 
when 
they went missing

 i know
 exactly
 how
 it happened
 even tho i don't know
 when

 i didnt put those little stopper things on the back wire 
i was wearing my zip up to the chin coat
 with
 a scarf around my neck

 its likely
 the combo
 caught the back wire
 enabling them to escape

 i really needed a hug
 when i got home 
in fact 
that
 hug
 and
 the following conversation
 they're responsible
 for me forgetting to write 
had that not happened
 who knows 
what drivel i would have shared

three pears
 i have no idea
 if its a good wine or not
 i only know labels
 like signs 
are like a magnet
 they pull me in 
make me 
aim and shoot
 and 
of course 
share

21 comments:

  1. I'm sure that good looking labels sell a lot of wine. I certainly grab for a good looking label on the shelf before any other because I am not a wine drinker.... so when Hubby needs wine, I grab the prettiest one. :)

    Sorry about the loss of your earrings. That's such a bummer. :(

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  2. Pretty label..wonder if pear is a predominant flavor?
    I'm so sorry you lost your beloved earring, hoping it might turn up near where you put your coat on.
    xo

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  3. I am so sorry you lost those special earrings, Daryl.

    I love the light in this photograph.
    Although a day late, sending you hugs.
    xo.

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  4. Oh, I hate losing earrings!

    Beautiful shot!

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  5. I'm so sorry about the earring. Why does it have to be the very one that feels so special at the time? xoxo

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  6. I'm sorry about the earrings, that would really upset me too. I've learned that I need to put the little rubber back thingies on the ones I really care about in the winter - those scarves and collars are a real menace!

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  7. It's horrible when you lose something precious Daryl, don't stress you'll always have the memories. Take care.

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  8. P.s. i forgot to mention how much I like the mellow tones in your 'nearly forgotten' image.

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  9. A good-looking label sells wine like a good cover sells a book. I'd happily sample this wine.

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  10. Oh no! You never know...that earring just might turn up in your purse or something like that. (PS...Thanks to you I made it to the dentist and I am so glad it did. Thank YOU!)

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  11. Next stop the 'eye doctor' and 'typing school' because I spotted an 'it' which should be an 'I'. Oh dear :).

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  12. I lost a favorite earring due to a scarf several weeks ago...I was pissed to say the least. I rarely lose earrings so this was an 'event.' Ugh! Love those labels...love pears...the only fruit besides apples that I will eat during the winter. The summer will incude watermelon. I know, I have to broaden my palate.

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  13. Daryl, and I'm glad you did! Share that is! What's the song say: Ramble On!
    Sorry you lost your bling!

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  14. I'm so sorry about your earring! That's happened to me way too many times and I still will forget to put the stopper thing on. I'm drawn to labels and names on bottles of wine, too. Such a sucker for marketing. :)

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  15. So sorry about the earrings, especially since they had such meaning for you.

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  16. Sad that you lost the wendy earring. Thank heavens for hugs. I needed one today. I'm getting pizza instead.

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  17. OH I really feel close to your right now! I totally understood every word of this post.
    I've lost red earrings too. Mine were special also, a gift from Carl when he was my boyfriend.
    extra hugs, and a packet of little stopper things.

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  18. I know exactly what you mean about labels. :)

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  19. Too bad about the earrings.. that has to tug.

    I guess before that you actually had four pears/pairs.

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  20. It's especially sad to read that you lost the earrings. Hugs to you Daryl

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