Tiny Slivers Timeline

Slice of Life on TwoWritingTeachers.org 25 May 2021

Here are a few slivers of my life on Monday in a variety of zappai, septercets, and hay(na)ku.

Tiny Slivers Timeline
A.M.

6:10
up and doom scrolling
unusual for me these days
too early for this

6:30
enjoyed tea, which my
husband prepared, sat with him
while he ate breakfast

6:55
gave
my husband
a buzz haircut

7:10
watched
the news
too much pain

7:30
Rush to the shower
Oops! Class starts soon! Made it! It’s
7:45

8:25
Made oatmeal on stove
Added mashed banana and
Splashed with almond milk

8:40
Spy the ignored dough I thawed
this morning, I baked cookies
for Keith to deliver soon

9:27
Log in to a Zoom meeting
Share concepts for a farewell
Party for our principal

9:54
Finished the meeting
so I came to start this post
Wrote in #MayPoems

10:40
Duolingo–
used up
all my hearts

11:08
Sliced
ripe peaches
to save them

P.M.

12:03
Leftover
pasta and
peaches for lunch

1:30
Phonics
Think Tank
Report to coordinators

3:00
Nap
with hubby
and everything nice

4:03
Teach
Meet with
many MENA teachers

5:20
More
leftovers for
dinner, cook tomorrow

5:40
Painting
and drawing
for poetry inspiration

6:13
Happy call from Poland, but
Alex learns of Bahrain’s new
Bans, Covid numbers. Can’t come.

7:00
Zoom Bible study
Bent woman made whole and straight
Jesus delighted

8:55
Call
to console
a grieving friend

9:30
Time
to read
awhile before bed

9:32
“Have you seen Glitter Bomber?”
My husband asked. “Mark Roper’s
stopping porch pirates.” We binged.

10:17
Okay
That’s enough
Time for bed

14 thoughts on “Tiny Slivers Timeline

  1. Immediately my attention is drawn to “Bahrain’s new bans, Covid numbers.” Will this pandemic ever end? This news is too much. Funny how that one detail overshadows so much. All these little snippets make for a full day. The dough can wait.

    1. Yes, it is heart-wrenching with so many people sick and dying. We are in our greatest peak since this thing started. With so many friends with people in India, those consolation phone calls happen almost daily. Thank you, Glenda.

  2. I love the tiny structure – time and then three lines – action words and lots of food words!
    You showed us so much in a tiny structure! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Denise, you have inspired me to try this technique – – short snippets along a timeline. I’m finishing a dog voice series, and I may integrate some of this form into their weekly voice journal. My favorite: 8:25
    Made oatmeal on stove
    Added mashed banana and
    Splashed with almond milk

    I love this because I, too, am an oatmeal girl with mashed banana and almond milk. I connected from Zebulon, GA to Bahrain with you on this single solitary verse this morning. I love your snippets of your day!

    1. Oh, that’s so interesting! It is definitely my favorite go-to breakfast. Sometimes I like cold cereal too, but this one goes to the top. I’ll look forward to reading your dog voice series when it’s ready!

  4. It am always amazed at the variety of formats found here! This was inspiring. Amazing how we can communicate in such differing yet similar ways.

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