Monday, May 19, 2014

Aspect

An old tweed jacket
Laptop bag, textbooks, red pen
Hunched over a desk

Slow, slow, quick quick, slow
Black dress, black shoes, and red rose
The arch of her back

Friday comes. For fifty-two hours, the laptop is closed, but always nearby.

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  1. "The arch of her back/
    Friday comes"
    I like the juxtapositions, the space, the pace. Very nice.

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  2. Love the last line. Work is only a whisper away, the mind is never free.

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    1. Thanks, and you're right. The weekend world has its way of intruding on the work day too. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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  3. It IS always nearby isn't it?

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  4. You can never run from work, can you? Even with the laptop closed, it's still nearby, just in case you can't completely have a life.

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    1. Yup, it's hard to escape, but I keep trying.

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  5. At least that laptop is closed, right? Some people never quite take a break.

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  6. I love the anticipatory feel in the second stanza in particular. Really neat way to answer the question. Thanks for linking up!

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  7. I love your tweed and tango references... and you haiku format.

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  8. But thank God for Fridays for all those who work 5 days a week the wait is worth it:-) Loved this!

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    1. Thanks! Everybody's workin' for the weekend. ;)

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  9. Oh, I love this. So much texture and rhythm in such a tiny space.

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    1. Thank you very much. That is a wonderful compliment.

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  10. Love the anticipation for weekend that you created! I personally can not wait for it!!!

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  11. Amazing! Only 2 verbs but still so much movement.

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    1. Thank you! That's an interesting observation about the verbs. I hadn't noticed how sparing I was with them.

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