Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Early Morning Experience

Sun pours through the window
Lights hum
Brewing coffee mixes with cafeteria cooking
A man gives English instruction
Pointing out the complications of grammar.
His voice soothes
My daughter does puzzles
Squinting in the sun’s light
Elbow propped on the table
I wait
Relaxing into the chair and the moment.
Jarred awake
Her voice blasts through the room
Laughter rattling my nerves
Volume and tone casting shadows
Other sounds fading into nothing
As quickly as she came
She departed
Leaving softness in her wake.

It’s another One Shot Wednesday!


gautami tripathy said...

A snippet of our life...I like this!

certainity of the uncertainity

Brian Miller said...

smiles. intersting how one person can change the temperature of a room...

Claudia said...

ah - good she didn't stay that long - but long enough to make the atmosphere change...
as a german native, i can so relate to the grammar complications...

Anonymous said...

Great description of a scene.

Eric Alder said...

I like all the various elements you describe - nice One Shot!

Steve said...

Solid element-images.

dustus said...

I love when poems capture the awkward moments in life, and yours does that very well with clear imagery—in particular when the voice awakens the speaker to further consider the sound quality.

Reflections said...

Strong imagery... awkward moments shared nicely within your words.

Shashi said...

Its very nice picturisation... thanks for sharing...

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Belinda said...

How did I miss this?!

Leaving softness in her wake -- I can relate to the feeling of relief when an abrasive personality exits.

Great descriotion.