Reading on the Porch in the Evening

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ON THE PORCH tonight,
I read until I lost the light,
angling the book in different ways
to get in one more page,
to reach for the end of another chapter.

I’ll finish the book tomorrow.

I could go inside
and finish it now.
I could sit by the good lamp.
But a warm night
this late in October
will surely be one of the last.
I’m holding on to it,
listening to sounds
of a day closing down –
evening birdsong,
squirrels chasing each other,
the twilight bark.

I saw a snowflake in the 10-day forecast.

“Love Big, Be Well: Letters to a Small-Town Church” by Winn Collier is the book I didn’t go inside to finish reading because, truth be told, I didn’t want it to end. 

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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5 Responses to Reading on the Porch in the Evening

  1. Juliana says:

    I am so very glad to see you in this space again Marilyn!

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  2. Hope says:

    You’re back!!! (At least for today). I’m grateful. And this morning, ironically, I read the first chapter of this book before checking my favorite blogs. I also, found it almost impossible to put down. But work calls……

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  3. Katie says:

    Oh, Marilyn! SO very good to see your words again. I was practically sighing out loud at your description of the peaceful scene from your porch – well at least until you brought up that snowflake in the forecast;)


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