Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Island of Yesterday

On the Island of Yesterday
My laundry is piled up
Washed but not folded
The dishes are in the sink
Starting to stink up the kitchen
The garbage is bagged up in one, two, three bags
Waiting to be thrown away

On the Island the Yesterday
The bathroom still needs to be scoured
The kitchen still needs to be mopped
The front room still needs to be vacuumed
And the fridge needs to be cleaned

On the Island of Yesterday
I left so much undone
There was so much I wanted to so
But I've sailed away from that Island
And I'm on my way to
The State of Dreaming about Tomorrow

This was inspired by my new book The Awe-Manac and I've also made an art journal page based on my poem.


Nicole said...

I LOVE THIS!!!! I also love your art journal page. I looked at it on your other blog and should make a comment on it, too. But I'll just tell you here that I love it, since I should be going to bed instead of reading blogs. :) Write and share more poems! You could do, um, let's see....Thoughtful Thursday and do your poetry. Or Sonnet Saturday-but they really wouldn't have to be sonnets. I don't know. It's late. I shouldn't try to think when it's late. :)

Andria said...

Hmm, Sonnet Saturday...I like it! It's genius! But of course it's coming from Nicole so it would have to be genius. :D