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It's Monday Morning

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It's Monday Morning

It is Monday morning, time to unwind.
but today I do laundry; I'm behind.
My son's pile is first and guess what I find:

     Whiff of autumn wafts in the air
     coming from a jacket pocket -
     half a used caramel apple.

     Still wrapped crackers labeled: "For: Claire"
     cheddar cheese and peanut butter
     mostly crumbs now in a lone glove.

     Small New Testament lies entrapped
     in the hip pocket of his jeans
     a gift from someone in chapel.

     Three permanent markers uncapped
     the last of treasures dug out from out
     the laundry. It's labor called love.

Some days I'd have washed it all with no care.
Today I find my washer needs repair,
which leaves me time to ponder, "Who is Claire?"



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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:42:00 PM
    this is absolutely wonderful,, reason. I really enjoy how we are left with just a smidgen about Claire. we are thinking: is it her son she hardly knew? And then at the end we find out it was Claire. Bravo!

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 1:45:00 PM
    This was so delightful!! I have two sons, and I remember those Monday mornings ... and those "interesting" pocket discoveries!! This was a fun poem to read! (ps.....I have a beautiful granddaughter named Claire...perhaps there is something we don't know?? lol !

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Reason, a wonderful winning poem. Congratulations in Craig's lovely and fascinating contest. A good subject on "The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew." goodnight* LINDA

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:10:00 PM
    Well done .....Seren

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:06:00 PM
    Interesting take on this Reason, I hope you found out who she is before you're a grandpa!