Notes found on the refrigerator June 2019

29 Jun

I burnt my breakfast with brown butter and garlic.

It rose above the perfumed oiled scent of progress;

—creeping through the cracks of window sills

wafting  silently,  carrying the day’s

chain-linked smog…breaking in with

—my paycheck’s upcoming arena.

Oops, I meant, aroma;

at that moment I choose to linger

asking for a cherry tree.

I welcome the reservation that you

have set aside for me.

No need to build me a fence—

I am locked inside.



Do I talk to myself? Him and me?

Of course! Who else would listen?

How would I know when to stoke the wood stove

and make coffee, home fries, and scramble eggs?

I always tell myself what to do.

I am vetted by my soul


what ever gets you through the door


with remorse for the past

forgiven for illusions

you can enter

and begin to teach


without your apologies

nor being forgiven

but with forgiving.


whatever gets you through the door.

anyone up for coffee,

home fries, and scramble eggs?


Earth raises up seed

Shinning  light sinking on sea

Blinking bright new stars

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15 responses to “Notes found on the refrigerator June 2019

  1. sanaarizvi

    July 2, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I absolutely love this one!! ❤❤❤



    July 1, 2019 at 11:04 am

    What fun. I like the chain-linked smoke and making the word mistake as part of the poem. The ‘talking to myself’ part made me chuckle.


  3. dsnake1

    July 1, 2019 at 11:01 am

    are you talking to yourself again?
    always a delight to read you, and your wise words. 🙂


  4. hhennenburg

    July 1, 2019 at 10:54 am

    A wonderful journey. Every question and answer there in the everyday.


  5. Kestril Trueseeker

    July 1, 2019 at 7:42 am

    The feeling of having to be creative to motivate oneself to get going in the morning is very familiar to me. LOL, yep whatever gets you through the door, use it.

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  6. Magaly Guerrero

    July 1, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Always up for coffee and eggs, too… on very good days, fries are a fantastic idea.

    Love the conversational tone of your fridge notes.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ZQ

    June 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm



  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    June 30, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Who else should you talk to? … that was a great thought

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Mary

    June 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    I always enjoy your reflections. Today I especially liked the one about talking to oneself. Why not! At least you have a willing listener.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Truedessa

    June 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Interesting conversation with the inner self. No need to build a fence I am locked inside…Hey, whatever gets you through the door, I think I’ll have the sunrise special for breakfast.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sherry Blue Sky

    June 30, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Smiles. It is always lovely to read you, kiddo. I talk to myself, too. Someone’s gotta keep us on track, lol. I loved this. Happy Canada Day, eh? from your neighbours to the north.


  12. Myrna

    June 30, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Love all your notes. My fave – the one about talking to oneself.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. gillena cox

    June 30, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Happy Sunday ZQ. Its never easy being an empty nester., but it can be pleasant


    Liked by 1 person

  14. Rall

    June 30, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Tsk you’re not putting garlic on your corn flakes again I hope:)

    The important thing is that you have HIM guiding you are not alone !

    Liked by 1 person

  15. skipmanning

    June 29, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Great sequence. Summery feel with a kickin great ending. The duality implied intrigues.

    Liked by 1 person


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