ode to everyday things

ode to everyday things

one dawn
I spilt my mug
mocha sloshed
onto my special
ergonomic keyboard—
coffee, milk, chocolate
all leaking in

the dash to save it
mopping fast
stubbed cotton
swabs into corners
relief when
fingers typed
and letters appeared

I smooth my hands
over those keys
stroke my travel mug
—lid now screwed on

oh! the utility of
everyday things—
each object
a miracle of
functional beauty

2023 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

I welcome comments and discussion!

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