Prone to Wander: Power source
power off my iphone and leave it on the kitchen table;
emails, texts, facebook posts, scrabble games –they all disappear.
close my macbook, another power source.
that’s left is my Seattle’s Best dark roast, my homemade afghan, and my couch.
and the glistening lights on Christmas tree.
ornaments, like the sheep with real cotton and the Ohio state candy cane.
few presents scattered underneath among the falling needles.
strong scent of cypress,
with a lit peppermint candle.
light glowing through the pines outside and into the window.
subtle hum of the overhead fan.
drone of the refrigerator in the kitchen.
dog barking in the distance.
own breathing, chest rising and falling.
words appearing on lined paper, slanted to the right, a little sloppy.
Connected to my power source,