Monday, November 10, 2014

Richard Jones: "The Spoon"

Some days I think I need nothing
more in life than a spoon.
With a spoon I can eat oatmeal,
or take the medicine doctors prescribe.
I can swat a fly sleeping on the sill
or pound the table to get attention.
I can point accusingly at God
or stab the empty air repeatedly.
Looking into the spoon's mirror,
I can study my small face in its shiny bowl,
or cover one eye to make half the world
disappear. With a spoon
I can dig a tunnel to freedom,
spoonful by spoonful of dirt,
or waste life catching moonlight
and flinging it into the blackest night.

"The Spoon" by Richard Jones, from Apropos of Nothing. © Copper Canyon Press, 2006.  

Art credit: "Bebete el cielo¡ Drink the sky," photograph taken on June 23, 2013 by © la_magia.

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