Use Well The Day

Use well the day
the long and short of it
the dark and light 
and all that’s wedged squeaking in the in between
even the parts under the furniture where nobody sweeps
use well what time has handed you
a present 
a letter 
a map
a faded photograph
a match
use well the power 
your power
your force
stride through the room all Annie Lennox-y
like you own it
like you own yourself
because you do….
and let them watch you in dismay
in disdain
in longing fawning 
in admiration
and store that up 
bottle and cork it carefully
to use well
tomorrow
©jayetomas2014
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About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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3 Responses to Use Well The Day

  1. beingeternal says:

    Very intense and thought provoking. I loved the opening lines-
    “Use well the day
    the long and short of it
    the dark and light “

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