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Ordinary Things

on October 5, 2022

I am happy to announce that my poem, “Ordinary Things,” has been published on Gobblers & Masticadores. I want to thank J RE Crivello and Manuela Timofte for publishing it. Please visit Gobblers and give them your support. Thank you! (I apologize for re-blogging this a few days late. I’ve been overwhelmed with taking care of my husband after his surgery and trying to maintain a normal routine. Thank you for your understanding.)

Gobblers & Masticadores

by Dawn Pisturino  

He fell in love
Watching her do ordinary things:
The wave of her hand, while saying farewell,
Cut him to the core, making him want to stay;
Rolling pie crust on a floured board,
Back and forth, back and forth,
Until the rhythm lulled him into dreamless sleep;
Kneading the dough for fresh-baked bread,
A sensuous massage in his own mind,
Fold over, fold over, and punch;
The way she smelled the towels right out of the dryer
And carefully folded them for the linen closet.
He loved the way the sunlight streaked her hair
In the middle of the day while cutting roses,
And kissed away the drop of blood that clung
To her slender finger after the thorn left it there.
She smiled at him then, and they both knew:
It’s the ordinary things that make love real.

Imagine de Couleur de la Pixabay

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22 responses to “Ordinary Things

  1. Beautiful work Dawn, a very positive poem that creates very interesting images. Lovely work and congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. utahan15 says:

    day by day
    any other way
    would be foreign
    and way outta line

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  3. Michele Lee says:

    Extraordinary found in the ordinary. 💖 Beautiful poem, Dawn. Congrats!

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  4. KK says:

    Such a beautiful poem, Dawn! Congratulations! You deserve it !!

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  5. Oh girl, it is indeed the ordinary things that makes life special and makes love very real. CONGRATULATIONS on your publication Dawn. So proud of you girlfriend. 🤗💖😘🦋😍👏🏼😊

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  6. Tenderly written with blood to prove it. Congratulations Dawn!! ❤️

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  7. balladeer says:

    Congratulations! You are showing up everywhere!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. A beautiful and heartfelt poem, Dawn. Sending you lots of stamina and best wishes for your husband’s full recovery ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Belladonna says:

    Dawn this is beautiful!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Ordinary things made for an extraordinary poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. KK says:

    A beautiful poem with full of positivity. Congratulations, Dawn! You deserve it 🎉

    Liked by 2 people

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