>handful of stones


A Handful of Stones invites us to participate this month in following a trail of small stones: polished moments of paying attention. Have a go at it, but don’t force it. Everything is already there. Here. And showing up as missing.
Home-less  (hmls)
NOUN: (used with a pl. verb) People without homes considered as a group. Often used with the.
There, to the left — a tiny Christmas
tree growing in the empty lot
across the street from Denny’s.
Old snow drifted over. The flash
of blue parked downwind from the tree.
Someone’s borrowed grocery cart
stuck in knee-deep crust.

About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit. website: https://toomuchaugust.wordpress.com

4 responses to “>handful of stones

  1. >Lots of well observed detail in your 'small stone'!

  2. >I love this idea – "polished moments of paying attention." Your pebble is sad and winsome.I wonder if it is too late to join in.

  3. >thanks ladies! and yes, kass it's not too late to join in. your rocks would rawk!

  4. >Lovely stone, Sherry. Kass – what Sherry said šŸ˜‰

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