On December 16, 2020, P.T. Wyant posted at ptwyant.com a Wednesday Words prompt involving a upset stomach, unfinished chores, sunlight through the clouds.
This poem was the result…
Too much time in front of the TV
Lost in stories not my own
I indulged in way too much pizza
Upset my stomach, left the chores unfinished
Why do I make the same mistake again and again?
Gloomy, I sink into recriminating thoughts
When the sun comes through the clouds
Just a furtive ray of light
Making everything a little warmer
Making me a little sleepy
It’s not time to sleep yet
It’s so tempting to drift off in that light
So different than the darkness
Concealing a thousand unseen shapes
Stirring fear, provoking imagination
Rousing me to capture it in words
Sunlight can be so relaxing, so soothing
Lulling me into a sluggish state
It’s so nice to be a slug
Moving slowly at my own pace
Until my stomach gurgles in discontent
When will I learn to stop feeding it American-style pizza?
Laundry is piling up, needs to be be done
Still it’s tempting to give into the soothing light
Just to relax, just for a moment.