on Thanksgiving Eve

the sounds of children playing
drift up through the floorboards
and travel up the basement stairs
the sound of the television drones on
one room over
I am sitting alone
as darkness falls
all around
time to wash the floor
time to wash the turkey
time to cook the cranberries
time to cook the giblets
time to think about supper
for my family
I see the sun set
through the front window
from pale gold on the horizon
to the palest of rose
moving skyward
the houses and bare trees
stand out in silhouette
this is me
on Thanksgiving Eve

Written as night fell, on November 23, 2011.

Thanksgiving Freak Out #1

prepared with love

© 2011 Janean Baird, Turquoise Tangles


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