With Blinders On

Came to the realization
That I missed a day
Only a few minutes after missing
A day without a post
But don’t feel badly
I don’t
Things were busy
Breakfast with mom
Then straight to work
And all the details
I’ll spare you with
When the the time struck
It was time to go pick her up
Take her to my brothers
For a pre Thanksgiving prep
As I leave
A text comes in
“Gobble gobble”
And I know exactly what it means
More records for me
Long time business associate
Who’s ready for me to pick up
One of my favorite things
Boxes of 45 rpm records
My hobby turned business
I could bore you with the details
Of going through them
One by one
And how it’s
One of the most divine feelings
In my life
How my breathing gets heavier
I start to sweat
And my heart beats a little faster
Not knowing
What comes next
Will it be a box full of the same old stuff
Or possibly stuff I’ve never seen
Or the dream
A long time want
Like last year
When I could hardly believe
In my hands
After 24 years…
It’s mine!!!
I’ll spare you the boring details
Of how I checked 3 times
To make sure it was real
Texting my brother
“Look what I found!”
And him responding
“WOW! You’ve been looking for that forever. Congratulations!”
So the hours slid
Right through my fingers last night
When the clock struck 12
I realized
That I missed a day
With all the excitement
And anticipation
Of unearthing another
Potential long time treasure
Can you blame me?

With Blinders On by Robert Rodriguez. November 23, 2017. 10:08AM

2 thoughts on “With Blinders On

  1. Can’t blame you at all 😉 If something comes up that distracts you from your prolific poetic writing (particularly at Thanksgiving), you know it has got to be something good! Still feels weird commenting this far on but still want to at least make the effort to read all your NaNoPoblano posts and beyond 😀

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    1. Thanks my friend! Appreciate your time and comments very much. And I’m impressed with your effort and commentary this far off from NanoPoblano! Really!
      Speaking of distractions, I’ve recently (late December) started a job and it has been way more time consuming than I ever expected. Which explains why I haven’t been writing and sharing as much. Your comments help me realize that my writing goes beyond just helping me clear my brain of thoughts that come to mind at random.


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