Friday, June 26, 2015

Week in Seven Words #256

I'm sorry for the nearly month-long absence on this blog. The reason was a combination of lots of work and a needed blog break.

She peers into the audience, her face nervous and expectant, knowing her family will be there but needing to see them.

"I stink at this," is what one child says every time she doesn't get something right the first time. Who is she echoing?

She sits on the floor in her power suit, at ease when kids tumble around her legs.

They're the same type of people - same background, same lifestyle - so it doesn't matter what they say to each other; they're happy with the knowledge that they're the same and that their conversation will be safe.

Out of pity I buy a small stuffed animal with lumpy ears. A dog, I think. An aspiring dog.

The clean scent of linens in a drawer.

While the others are match sparks and unsteady flames, she's a lamp, steady and gentle in the dark.


Brian Joseph said...

I like your thoughts on "Huddled." There is wisdom in moving beyond "Huddled" interactions and engaging those who are different. On the other hand sometimes it is OK to take comfort in the like minded and familiar.

Clean linen in a drawer is indeed restorative!

HKatz said...

@ Brian Joseph - Yes, I see a need for balance too. Sometimes you want to be around people who can understand what you're saying without too much effort, even though it's also good to go beyond what's comfortable.

Cheryl said...

I love these entries in the seven-word series. Weeklong poems distilled to a page. I never tire of reading them, of seeing the bead of each word pull, one after the other, into a cohesive string. Just beautiful.

HKatz said...

Thanks for that lovely response, Cheryl :)

The Bookworm said...

Fantastic as always. I really liked "huddled"

HKatz said...

Thanks, Naida :)