The weight of memory

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShe tossed the salt

Over her shoulder

Not for good luck

But in hopes of

Preserving the moment

Words by J. B. Everett

Photograph “Salt”  by Kaptain Kobold © 2011 Creative Commons

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I’m okay with that

I have said that I hate

The cold

Paper cuts

And broken strings

And brussels sprouts

And running out of printer ink

And people who don’t use their turn signals

Or interrupt me while I’m reading

But then the world reminds me

That I am falling behind

I can take all that hate

And barely fill a thimble

Or tip a scale

Or hurt a fly

And for once

I am profoundly glad

To be below average