10-Line Tuesday

August 19, 2014

 

stages

Because the towels need three loads before they dry.
Because the canvas is heavy and dizzy with paint.
Because the root is too thick to come out the first try.
Because the highway is long and the towns are quaint.
And the dog doesn't like it when you take out the comb.
And the neighbors aren't ready for friendship just yet.
And the house takes its time before it is home.
And the kids take their cues from the place that they're met.
Even mourning and loss elapse by design.
Even joy has a schedule. Even love has a plan.