New Message From Me (a poem)
Post date: Jan 31, 2020 1:14:07 PM
By: Abby Walter, Staff Writer
Posted January 31st, 2020
New Message From Me
Texts to myself are new recipes,
chocolate raspberry cupcakes
with Greek yogurt frosting.
My brothers hear the Kitchenaid mixer and yell,
“Are you making healthy food again?”
Texts to myself are odds and ends,
snippets of poems not yet written,
“Her wedding ring slides to the left
whenever she plays a G,”
and ‘the trees looked as if
they had been dipped in confectioners glaze.
I text myself rough drafts,
messages I hope to someday send
but they’re just a little too wordy
for a babysitting client,
a little too sappy
for a friend.
Texts to myself stay in the safety
of my messages app,
reminding me of the last thought
to spin through my head,
an idea that might finally be ready to send.