Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mag 55 - Just a little Slip

Just a little slip

A tiny moment of inattention
Preparing to slice
Lemons for tea.

Just a little slip
Of the horridly
Dull knife
She was in too much a hurry to sharpen

It's edge insufficient
To pierce the rind
Slipped off the lemon
To slice her finger tip
Such a little slip for so much blood.

The lemon won
The bandaid necessary
The tea ruined
She abandoned her plans.

J. Binford-Bell 2011


  1. Reading this reminded me of a battle I once had with a lime! And all for a key lime pie to boot!

  2. I hate when this happens. Which reminds me, it's time to sharpen the knives!

  3. The more haste, the less pace,knives are tricky devices!

  4. So much blood for such a little slip. Tea ruined... you have layers here. Nicely done.

  5. This happens and you have described how it happens, so well. A good read.

  6. Plan B sometimes is the only way to turn. Nice write!

  7. We had similar stiries to tell this week! Band-aid to the rescue!

  8. Uh, that was brutal, shame for the tea plans. Lovely described!

  9. Please feel free to share 1 to 3 poems with our potluck poetry today, first time participants could use old poems or poems unrelated to our theme, Thanks..
    Happy Monday!

    Love your blog, your poetry is impressive..


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