Questions From the Cat in the Bag

Lying in bed
alone
she second guesses every word
every action
every time he leaves
he says he’ll come back
and he always comes back
and when he does
she thinks to herself
this is the time he will tell me
he is never going to leave
and after he’s gone again
she wonders
what she could have said or done
to make him stay
she wonders
how he can be half of the magic
that is whole
when he is wrapped around her
and leave it there
to return to a life of illusion
when he’s the one
holding the magic wand

 

Version #2

Sitting at the table
alone
she second guesses every word
every action
every time he leaves
he says he’ll come back
and he always comes back
and when he does
she thinks to herself
this is the time he will tell me
he is never going to leave
and after he’s gone again
she wonders
what she could have said or done
to make him stay
she wonders
how he can be half of the magic
that is whole
when he is with her at the table
and leave it there
to return to a life of illusion
when he’s the one
holding the magic wand

 

 

DeMaris
2-22-20

“Resting” by Antonio Mancini (1852-1930)

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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