Catherine Inscore

Rookie (April 2,1957 / Lynwood California)

Looking Out My Kitchen Window - Poem by Catherine Inscore

Looking out my kitchen window
Wishing for another day
another Captain Crunch and milk spilled
on the table; or peanut putter and jelly
smeared on the counter top

it’s gone in a blink of an eye
take a deep breath
Exhale-
It’ll be all over quicker than you realize
Faster than a speeding bullet

Take it all in mommy
forget those anger moments
Laugh and giggle in the middle
of a puddle of chocolate spilled milk
of sand-like sugar, salt, and pepper lying on the floor

Forget the time it takes to
clean up the mess
to wash hands and faces
just laugh and be in the moment of it all
It only last for a millisecond and then…it’s over.

They’re off to college, or homes of their own
to chase the dollar, and grow children and lives
it happens in the blink of an eye—so quick
faster than a speeding bullet!
Catch this moment in your memory!


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010


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