I look at you from across the table
enjoying this excuse to just gaze without
you noticing me taking in
the snaps on your green, plaid shirt
the smile etched into your forehead
(especially when I know you don’t feel
particularly smiley right now)
I smile anyway in the spying
of your darker eye, darting toward mine
averting back down like a tired
gold fish lumbering to the bottom
of the bowl, finding some lost trinket
I allow my contentment to smooth
over the wrinkles in the formica
Julie Jordan Scott inspires people to experience artistic rebirth via her programs, playshops, books, performances and simply being herself out in the world. She is a writer, creative life coach, speaker, performance poet, Mommy-extraordinaire and mixed-media artist whose Writing Camps and Writing Playgrounds permanently transform people's creative lives. Watch for the announcement of new programs coming in Fall, 2015 and beyond.
To contact Julie to schedule a Writing or Creative Life Coaching Session, call or text her at 661.444.2735.
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