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Monday, April 10, 2017

Quality Time: Vaping in the Early Spring Twilight

We vaped
in the early spring
twilight,

my adult daughter
and I.

Later
I opined,

"This is
quality time:
me talking to you
and you texting
on your phone."

In spite of
her treatment-resistant
depression,

she smiled
said "Yup,"

yielding
a drizzle of laughter.

21 comments:

  1. You have introduced me to the fine art of vaping! I, too, have discovered it's necessary to text to communicate with the younger generation!

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  2. Wow! Straight to the heart of this current matter. Well drawn picture.

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  3. Many layers to this but I think you've said a lot in 44 words. Love the idea of "a drizzle of laughter".

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  4. I guess it depends...is it you she's texting?

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  5. The texting is familiar - not the vaping!

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  6. Quality is relative. ;-)

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  7. Love it! (Maybe try texting her while she sits beside you next time. LOL!)

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  8. I so wish these young ones do away with their poems but we managed somehow ~ Love your response- drizzle of laughter, Mosk ~

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  9. At least she smiled and later laughed.

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  10. This is a really wonderful little vignette that is whimsical but says so much more than first the eye meets.

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  11. Quality time with adult children can be hard to come by.

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  12. So modern and at the same time so poetically touching. I felt the dew drops.

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  13. This is real life n 44 words.. fantastic.

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  14. "yielding
    a drizzle of laughter."

    That is so awesome. :)

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  15. Is this supposed to be as melancholy as it makes me feel, Mosk? You do win for best use of drizzle though.

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  16. Precious drizzle of laughter...you made a connection!

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  17. This seems kind of sweet to me. A meaningful moment that maybe appeared to be unmeaningful at first.

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  18. I loved that idea and the poem...loved the drizzle of laughter!

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  19. it's those moments, yes, that we hope for. ~

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  20. This moment feels very real and for that I like this poem very much ...'drizzle of laughter' works so well.

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  21. NIce moment caught, and great use of 'drizzle'.

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