10 September 2010

Flash 55-"Re-Entry Ain't Easy"

Red dust covers my clothes
Pours out of my boots
I pound them on my back step
Thud!
Appointments
Thud!
Responsibilities
With each thud
I feel the moments fade
Throw a load in the washer
Closing the door
I watch as the water fills
Washing away
My heart
For now
Returning me
Home
To work

C.M. Jackson 2010
 
If you can say it in 55 words--go see the g-man--Happy Friday Folks!!

8 comments:

G-Man said...

Ya mean your work is NEVER done?
Reality Bites!
Loved your 55 CM
Thank you so much for Returning Home on Friday.
I really appreciate your fine contribution...You Rock
Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Titanium said...

Even the washing machine can't take away the amazing memories from your adventures...

Sometimes it can't even take the red-dirt stains outta your favorite pair of shorts, either. Yeah.

My favorite pair of trail-running shoes is still stained from the red-dirt-hurt of the Kalalau Trail in Kauai... and I wouldn't have it any other way. Welcome back, though! You were missed...

C.M. Jackson said...

g-it means I still need the &^%$in' paycheck otherwise I'd be off in the hills reporting in between hikes --ah well that's why they call it vacation!! here's to a great weekend! c

C.M. Jackson said...

Ti--you are right of course--my boots are still red --just can't walk out on those trails for awhile--thanks for the inspiration--just need to schedule more time outside and plan my next adventure!

Betsy said...

Welcome back to reality! Oh dear! LOL! :)

Brian Miller said...

aw. it is so hard to come back after vacation...you had some fun in that red dust...perhaps the memories will sustain you until the next vacation...

joanny said...

C.M.

close your eyes and let the hum of the old washer, lull you back to the desert,, work can capture your body but not your imagination that is all yours.

Yes the desert is freeing and wild,

love your photos from your trip.

Joanny

Jingle said...

best wishes!
real 55, fun writing style!

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