“Order Comes”

“Order Comes”


Order comes to counter what’s been settled

In the extra room. Chaos speaks: eyes today
Stray south to storms in brew, but thoughts at play
Are not contiguous. Reminder! kettle’s
On, and minutes from the inspiration,
Coffee, and that special toast
I’d meant to have with friends.
No, there’ll be no invitations sent
Today, but in these simple transportations
Warm reminders to the nose.
Seize the season, sit back, smile, and savour
Silence in the afternoon and windblown flavours
Wafting in like ghosts of days long petrified—the rose,
For instance, the night I found that message taped to my front door.
I tossed the flower on the table and read the note right there on the floor.

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2 responses to ““Order Comes”

  1. A gem. “Savour silence in the afternoon…” I too have done that but, until hearing you say it, never appreciated how nice it is. Also: wonderful closing couplet!

    • These days, all too often, I must sort through so many messages while on the floor after yet another afternoon of personal silence…

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