Things I Should Do Today
Laundry, Wednesday night meeting, coffee
with God. Pick up the prayer-beads, either
old-school Catholic or contemporary Anglican.
Check for my mail. Breakfast, lunch. Laundry.
Write to dearest Deborah. Send Mary and Hilary
a copy of my chapbook. Dream of luminous faces
from unrevivable times. Read Alden Solovy's prayers,
Bob Waldron's novel, Martin Smith's essays. Laundry.
Listen to Dean Moorehead's morning reflection,
to Benjamin Britten's Hymn to the Virgin,
to "Billericay Dickie" by Ian Dury & the Blockheads.
And oh, yes, maybe do some bloody laundry.
Sixteen shirts in a hill on the bedroom floor.
A Pyrenees of socks and boxers in the closet.
Poetry by Thomas D
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Written on 2020-06-24 at 07:34
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