It’s been a long day


My hands.

In the kitchen, at the stove.
In the prairie. The shed.
Under the blanket. In the bath.
Behind the barn. In the garden.
The cornfield. The river.

By stone. By thorn. By childbirth.

Slow. Like fog.

Jeanann Verlee, Said the Manic to the Muse 




  1. Hang on to your hat.
    Hang on to your hope.
    And wind the clock,
    for tomorrow is another day.


    E. B. White

    Liked by 2 people

  2. My hands. On the keyboard. Typing I love this. ❤
    Diana xo


  3. go slow.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Now that is one tough day! May you be refreshed overnight! .. And let go of the Prairie Pioneer s..t. No more nations to build or foes to vanquish tonight.
    Deep exhale 🙃

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wow. I needed to read this at least three times, more slowly each read, to fully absorb it’s significance. And how much is conveyed in such few words… beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: