#sol21 March 16 From my Chair I see

Slice of LIfe
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by

From my chair
I see the same things I see every day.
I work from this chair
I write from this chair
I eat lunch at this chair
I help kids at this chair
Sometimes I just spin on this chair trying to figure out what to do next

From my chair
I can see out the window
It’s dark, but I know
My Christmas lights are off the porch now.
They are shoved in the garage instead.

From my chair
I see
a protractor
a bag of shapes
a birthday card from December
earrings hanging in case I forget to put them on
okay – also this is where I often take them off
a pile of math materials
why are there so many binders and books for one math class?
my trackpad, plus a wireless mouse, and a new wired gaming mouse
because my computer is often used by children for Minecraft
and nobody puts their stuff back

From my chair
I see
a pile of note paper
dice left out from math today
more pens than I want to admit
work waiting for me
and the window –
the night closing in out there
it’s dark but the sky is hazy and brighter than it means to be I think

5 thoughts on “#sol21 March 16 From my Chair I see

  1. What a great format for a slice. I like this way of forcing yourself to really look around – there’s an awful lot in here. My favourite line? “Sometimes I just spin on this chair trying to figure out what to do next.” Yup 🙂

  2. What a powerful poem you’ve brought to us. The list format fools us into thinking you’re just looking around naming what you see, but your inner thoughts remind us the story runs much deeper than that. The way you move so effortlessly back and forth between that dialogue is beautiful. And that last line, the one about the darkness and the haze…that’s one to carry with me. Thank you.

  3. I was really excited to read this… a From my Chair from Miss Ona herself! Wow. The honor. I love how you add your thoughts in your writing too- like the actual thoughts. Love this. I need to do one soon.

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