Wednesday, January 6, 2010

doing dishes

This was inspired by a friend, a much older woman, who had endured a fifty year marriage. She had a bit of a temper, and there were just times...well, when she found it extremely helpful to hurl a dish against the stone wall of her little house. She told me that she'd buy cheap plates at the thrift store, just to have them on hand for this purpose so she wouldn't have to waste her good ones.

go break a dish
go throw a dish
against the wall
and let it shower
you in a satisfying
barrage of destruction

you can't take your life
(or your marriage)
and hurl it with all
your might
against a wall
or throw it over a cliff
or put it down the garbage disposal

so, go throw a dish
or two or three
or more
and enjoy what you can...

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