Room for a Somersault

In the face of oak and spindles I can lose all sense.

wrestling down the hall
and out to my car
a chair nobody ever sits in,
one that is in my way often,

a chair I’ve kept
because I am sentimentally attached
to the moment I first saw it,
same way most of us hang onto

Or relationships.
Or writing ideas.

* * *

having reclaimed for myself
space to do a somersault
or simply b-r-e-a-t-h-e.

Q: Be honest now, what is it you need to part with?

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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8 Responses to Room for a Somersault

  1. bethhavey says:

    Hard to part with things. I need to divest myself of probably 2/3rds of what we own. Soon. Craig’s List?? Our children with a trailer?? That might work.



  2. Belinda says:

    Cards. I keep them–just can’t seem to throw away a card on which someone wrote something that took thought. I think I need to find a way to let go! 🙂


  3. Charlotte says:

    I have lost my Dining Room in a jumble of such ‘stuff’ and I keep telling myself I MUST donate it……but I can’t seem to get there. You’ve inspired me!


  4. Annie says:

    It will be good when my daughter and family arrive back at the end of the year and claim back all the whole house full of things they left here. Well, I guess I did offer to mind them since I had a huge house. It will be good to get organized and tidy, and able to think straight again.


  5. Annie says:

    ps On a different note, I love how often you change your header picture Marilyn. It always takes me forever to get the photo re-sized correctly to fit…is there any tip for easy fitting?


  6. Annie says: that’s the secret. I did mean to check whether you were still with blogger.


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