#SOLSC20: Day 4

I wander.

I shuffle the mail.

Important and recycle, so black and white.

I wander.

I check the plants.

I resuscitate one with two doses of water.

I wander.

I check the fridge for something to drink.

I open the cupboard to evaluate the snacks.

I wander.

I unpack and load the washer.

I plug devices into chargers.

I wonder.

Where to begin?

What will be first?


I wander.

I wonder.

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18 responses

  1. Enjoying your poetic musings. Wonder is one of my most favorite verbs.

    1. Julieanne,
      Wonder is also a fave of mine even though it sometimes seems absent at home!

  2. I love the structure of this poem, and the images I has when reading about your wandering.

  3. So cozy! Wandering and wondering- glad you made time for both!

    1. Erika,
      After days away, it was a case of reorienting so both were needed!

  4. Suzanne Richardson | Reply

    The structure of your poem is wonderful. I really love it.

  5. The two words are so different on some level and yet so important as you go though the day. Perhaps it is what we all do every day?

  6. It is all these little things that we do all day that fill our time and sometimes makes us wonder just what did I accomplish today?

    1. Amen,
      Absolutely nothing accomplished last night . . . nothing major at any rate!

  7. I love how the wandering and wondering are so entwined here.

    1. Elisabeth,
      They were so connected that I’m still thinking about the relationship.

  8. I love the shift from wander to wonder : )

    1. Thanks, Beth. Shifts/changes do matter!

  9. Love this…the path of your day as you wander (and then wonder).

    1. Thanks, Diane. It was descriptive of my time at home – just a part of my day. Now I’m thinking about the time element and why I left it out!

  10. Your wordplay is so fun to read, Fran. The repetition, the brevity, and the variation on a theme invites me to reread your poems and posts. I wonder where you’ll wander tomorrow!?

    1. Paula,
      The revisionist in me deleted some other stanzas! Great question – where will I wander tomorrow?

  11. I never considered the wandering that happens at home!

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