It's about time I got back in the Jam and posted a poem. Mark's theme of temptation suggested a lot of different options, and last night I finally came up with this:
The chocolate cake with sour cherry sauce
Seconds on barbequed ribs
That gorgeous red silk blouse not on sale
These things I resist
Leaving early when the boss is out
Another sackful of cashmere yarn for another shawl I'll never knit
Six books that will gather dust
These too I tell myself No
Sleeping way, way in on a Monday morning
Ice cream with jam for dinner
Tickets to Venice just for the weekend
All thoughts that must be thunk again.
The digital SLR
that shoots 7 frames a second
and is ready for my macro lens and the long long zoom
This, well, it's for the good of posterity, right?
One must be prepared to document birthdays and travels and stupid cat tricks, right?
I'll take it.
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