While She’s Away

She likes mint in her tea
with all natural sugar,

light salt on her popcorn at
the movies,but extra butter
and the perfect middle seat.

The smell of newly mowed
grass gives her a natural high,

only fresh cut aloe will suffice
for healing the sting of June
on her skin.

These are the thoughts that
sustain and nourish me in

her absence, allowing me to
drift into peaceful sleep while
I wait her return.

mint tea

mint tea (Photo credit: Zanthia)

Written for Shawna’s Monday Melting word list at Rosemary Mint.



Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

15 responses to “While She’s Away

  1. Shawna

    Um, who are you and who wrote this? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Breathtakingly beautiful–and surprisingly sweet!

  3. nice…love all the scents in this one mark…and often it is those, and say the ones on her pillow that carry me through…

  4. ***

    So sweet.
    She’ll love reading this on her return.
    I hope you don’t let the Aloe get to big – before you know it, they have taken over the room ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. So loving and lovely, Mark. Great use of the words, very natural. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Laurie Kolp

    Very touching, Mark.

  7. This is so sweet…filled with love ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. this almost seems like it’s written about a secret imaginary fairy friend

    pportunity on mars

  9. What a play with Shawna’s word list! Mark…this one is sailing right out of the park! Love it!

  10. ihatepoetry

    Just gorgeous, beautiful.

  11. this is so sweet and full of love – lucky her

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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