Life in Lists (a guest post by Glenda Kotchish)

Can you knit together a year
from the fragments of
notes and lists?
Strawberries,
string cheese,
cashews –
what she ate.
Sprinkler man,
insurance lady,
vet –
who she called.
wine,
books,
earrings –
what she gave.
900
400
 600 –
what she paid.
carpenter,
painter,
bug man –
who she paid.
workshops,
art shows,
pot lucks –
what she planned.
vodka,
knives,
DVDs  –
what she bought.
poems,
stories,
emails –
what she wrote.
Life’s so much richer
than the
lists and notes –
who she loved,
when she laughed,
why she cried.
                                                                                                                            Glenda Kotchish
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