Misc 2: Have Patience

…These long lines, I have no patience.
The slow steady beeps of the cash register
Understaffed, they close the long line.
The angry customers migrate mercurially.
They mob the next aisle over, an aimless blob
Floating along with the flow, ending up wherever
I didn’t want that gallon of milk that badly and yet,
I stayed in line for over fifteen minutes, maybe more
The comfort of staying in line beats returning my things
And I would regret wasting all that effort on giving up;
the only thing I hate more than wasting my time.
Finally, the apologetic face of the cashier greets me,
As if to apologize like it was her fault.
No need, just keep the change, I’ll be on my way
Quite frankly it doesn’t matter what I think of her.

Who cares?- This exactly is why I have no patience…


I wrote this one a long time ago and revised it because I thought it was pretty lacking. I tried to capture a sort of persona; a person experiencing mundane things who cares more about what takes the least amount of effort rather than what people think of them/what they think of other people.

~Mari

 

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Happy Birthday Vi!

For Violet, Four Violets

I sit on my porch and spy your namesake;
It’s as pretty as lavender by my feet.
Their dandy bloom, as pansies swoon, in the wind
Their scent- subtle, faint and sweet
wafts delicately, enveloping me in its gentle comfort.
They glow, and like amethyst with its many facets,
each shine in their respective ways.
The sorrowful drooping of the petals I pluck,
with thoughts of my beloved, like daisies.
And during such daydreams, I wander to and fro,
along the cascades, a spectrum of colors
and awaiting patiently, besides streaks of white and blue
Violet violets, they welcome me. With open arms,
I fall gently into the pool of purple petals,
my vision surrounded by the sight of its majesty.
And as the sun set, with haste, I pick as a dear reminder,
to leave by your doorstep with Love; For Violet, four violets.

Be sure to follow my amazing friend, Violet! This poem was inspired by her and written for her birthday. Show her some love! (Also, Happy Valentines Day!)

Twitter: @xvioletv
Twitch: twitch.tv/xvioletv

~Mari
@Imari_Haibara