Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Frost on Windoww

Billy's kids (not Billy
the Kid
), shot a hole
through the weather
with two ice cubes


rushed to frosted
window, blue
hoping they'd killed
a school day good,


How many times
have I pressed life to
my chest, held


flush to the hole
of desire, tightened
a rope wishing I
could cinch it

royal, good.

Frost on My Window, photo by L.L. Barkat.

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Anonymous Erin said...

Love this! Why do we strive so much for control? Your picture is awesome. :)

8:46 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

How do you take something so lighthearted and find the deep meaning inside? You reach.

10:42 PM  
Blogger Bina said...

I love your pictures...and your vision.

Have missed you, luvie...

11:23 PM  
Blogger Lorrie said...

Oh, I really like this... every word!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Glynn said...

Of course, who's to
say Billy's kids didn't
cause the snowstorm? It
might have been the
magic cube. Rubik
would know.


7:04 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Overby said...

AS a baby at faith, my rituals and power moves must have made God laugh indulgently. Not patronizing or condescending, he gently continued to show me His power and strength. I learned well, because I didn't feel embarrassed or ridiculous for the Ice cube flushing stuff. Billy's kids are on their way, like me.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Billy Coffey said...


10:17 AM  
Blogger Michelle DeRusha said...

Love it -- love how it relates to Billy's story about his kids flushing ice cubes...love how you took it to the next level.

10:42 AM  
Blogger katdish said...

Ha! Awesome.

It should be noted that flushing ice cubes down the toilet does not work for snow days in Houston.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You amaze! Tenatively I submit http://mom2six-treasures.blogspot.com/2010/02/wednesday-poetry.html

12:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Cool photo. Something I want to stare at to understand. No luck and that's what I like about it.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Monica Sharman said...

I think I've tightened that same rope.

Well, here's my RAP:

2:33 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Gray said...

I LOVE this, Laura!

Royally, I do! LOL. HA.

I DO want to write a poem about everyday. Give me a prompt, and I'll take the dare!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I admit - I was scratching my head until I clicked over to the fun post. I agree with Laura - such depth. How often I have done that very thing - hoping to get what I so desperately wanted.
I absolutely love that painting. It's perfect!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

Here's mine, just finished" "Straight Flush":

5:44 PM  
Blogger S. Etole said...

as it has been said ... a flush beats a full house ... {ahem}

6:22 PM  
Blogger Glynn said...

Here's mine for the RAP: http://faithfictionfriends.blogspot.com/2010/02/repair-job.html

7:10 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Here's mine! Yay, I made this one.


11:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yes, that clutching of power is one I know also.

My RAP offering:


1:35 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

I hope it's not too late to leave a bit of random poetry. http://togetherforgood.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/simple-not-easy/

12:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

your words speak of my weaknesses.

begging of Him to help me to stop trying to control.

11:07 AM  

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