day 202: fumes

blue changing to honeydew green

two people in a closed room

rollers dipped and flying

as we splash on primer
to cover imperfections

to cover imperfections

to cover imperfections

and we cover us /

we enjoy isolation

and talk about sons and girls

and feelings /

i look up as i whiten the ceiling

and end up speckled 

in paint and thoughts and life  /


Robin | March 9, 2010 at 12:43 AM

Love this!

So did you paint your bedroom?

Miss Tinselly | March 9, 2010 at 6:44 AM

caught the sonnet bug?

Amber | March 9, 2010 at 7:58 AM

Reading this while listening to your latest Musical Monday song really made your poem's mood stand out.


Kazzy | March 9, 2010 at 9:12 AM

This is far from a sonnet, which has counted stressed and unstressed syllables. Just a little ditty! ;)

Valerie | March 9, 2010 at 9:17 AM

Love it! I love the way you put words together that capture the moment so perfectly.

Kimberly Vanderhorst | March 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Such a sweet poem. Suddenly I want to paint...and share time with my husband. The hours he's gone at work are rather long some days.

Anonymous | March 9, 2010 at 1:53 PM

This is awesome! I just love it!

Jenny | March 9, 2010 at 3:04 PM

very beautiful! Hope the room looks just the way you envision.

wendy | March 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Painting!!!! The worst thing to have to do ever.
but....imperfections must be covered
and covered
and covered

I wish I could just cover myself with several coats of paint. Hmmmmmm

wendy | March 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM

and honeydew green sounds lovely

Connie | March 9, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Honeydew green IS lovely! You amaze me that you jump right in to the project with all you have going! It's good to be covered with more than paint while talking with your better half. Love your little ditty.

charrette | March 9, 2010 at 11:34 PM

There's nothing quite like covering up imperfections.

Just stopping by to say hi.

It's March. When are we getting together?

Dona | March 10, 2010 at 1:10 AM

I hope you post a picture of the finished project.

Marianne | March 10, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Karen, I love you. You're just plain awesome.