JUST JOAN IN A NUTSHELL

When I retired last year, I enrolled in a poetry class at our local college.  What I sought was a way to pass the time and nurture my lifelong love of writing.  What I found was myself.  And now you have found me.  By way of introduction, I have concocted this little “recipe” poem:

ME IN A NUTSHELL

1 head naturally curly hair, salted and peppered
1 big mouth
2 cups French press coffee
1 unique perspective
1 notebook
1 pen
1 extra-large heart
1 avocado
1 library card
1 pair Birkenstocks (socks optional)

Combine with a crazy husband, two rescue dogs, and one stray cat in a small but organized house.  Add a yearning for simplicity and a dash of environmentalism, then ask yourself “What Would Jesus Do?”  Pour into a casserole dish and top with French fried onions.  Slide it into the oven and set the dial to NPR.  While it bakes, go hug a tree and perform a random act of kindness.  Take it out before it’s done and shove it in the closet with all the other unfinished projects.  Grab a glass of Moscato, ignore the TV, and curl up on the couch with a good book.

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4 thoughts on “JUST JOAN IN A NUTSHELL

  1. Julie Kadrmas September 20, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Looking forward to reading some good stuff…you have always had creativity to spare.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Megan October 15, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Just moved to Yellow Springs and found your blog! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Just Joan October 15, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks, Megan, and welcome to our humble village!

      Like

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