Bio Note: I was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia in the first class admitting women. After 30+ years in Kansas City, I still miss the ocean, but love the writing community I’ve found through The Writers Place. To see my books or check out my blog, please visit me at www.alariepoet.com.
Taking Forever One Day at a Time
I love the way you return from errands with a present – a Danish, book, or bottle of champagne how you thank me for every meal from coq au vin to a ham sandwich and make coworkers think I’m Julia Child hearing your voice in conversation downstairs before realizing that you’re talking to the cats in the same serious tone you use with plumbers how you told me I was funny long before anyone else did that time in France when I said our waiter looked like Orlando Bloom and you answered then we’ll have to come back tomorrow the fun of reading a book you’ve just finished and finding oops! duh! or what a jerk! penciled in the margin the way you reach for my hand before crossing the street how you describe every dark-eyed brunette – she looks like you – no matter how silver I go. No wonder forty years have sneaked by. “Taking Forever One Day at a Time” was first published by Minute Magazine.
©2020 Alarie Tennille
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