dear monday me / january 24, 2011

24 Jan

a long-awaited snowy run paints your town in blinding light,
both dangerous and dirty, but still somehow serene.
the winter plays tricks on your sensibilities.

as you slide through traffic lights and dodge drippy gutters,
you think of where the week’s legs will take you:
up 30,000 feet, then down again, to sisters, real and scar-pocked.
to a kick-off, a challenge, a new nametag scripted,

and you hope, at most, to be yourself.
to be true to the still and small and not swept away by the other.

you pack your favorite boots and a trusty slip,
let nothing disingenuous sneak its way aboard.


3 Responses to “dear monday me / january 24, 2011”

  1. little sis January 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    scar-pocked sisters?

    • Abby January 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

      I have a scar twin named sara. :)

  2. elizabeth January 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I’m glad you had fun on our snowy run. Here’s to watching the change of weather while we get in some miles.

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