March 9 – A Tiny Slivers Timeline of Yesterday

March 9, 2023

Last year I wrote a Slice of Life of my day using some tiny poetry forms. I remembered it this morning, and decided to try it again, so here is a tiny timeline of my day yesterday using septercets–a poetry form of three lines, each with seven syllables.

5:26 a.m.
Alarm rings, but hubby sleeps
Stumble around finding clothes
Make a cup of tea to go

6:00 a.m.
Pick up my sister and dogs
Drop them at the dog-sitters
Head out for her appointments

7:20 a.m.
Read in the parking structure
The Confession by Grisham
A satisfactory end

8:05 a.m.
At last, found Sherman’s Deli
Ordered corned beef hash, eggs, and
bagel with cream cheese to share.

9:00 a.m.
Trader Joe’s, Michael’s, Target
Shopping time before the next
doctor’s appointment for her

10:30 a.m.
No Internet, now no book
Enjoyed the breeze and the birds
and played FreeCell on my phone

11:15 a.m.
Costco — the hundred dollar
store is now, the more-than-a-
hundred store. Samples for lunch.

1:10 p.m.
Keith put the battery in
Lori’s pickup, which is why
she hadn’t driven herself

4:00 p.m.
At last, sanded and added
the first coat of varnish to
my renovated table

7:30 p.m.
Curled up on my half of
loveseat and slept, (rare for me)
Probably snoring occurred

9:00 p.m.
Wrote a post: White Women book
giveaway. (Oh, no!! Too late!!)
Free book club still open, though

9:20 p.m.
Couldn’t think of a new post,
so I doom-scrolled. What is wrong
with our country? Racism!

11:00 p.m.
Went to sleep, thinking too much,
I should have read, not listened
to all the bias out there.

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!