for Elvis

I remember happy, how trivial
my desires; a game of solitaire, and you
asleep next to me, running
in dreams, my hunter

I don’t play to win per say
but for the celebratory
graphic; the cards fall, erupt-
a broken glass wind chime

shards of spades, clubs,
hearts, I wonder about
the creator, did he foresee
the blessedness this shattered

hand would bestow upon
my humble expectations?
How I long to be the stag
of your eternal sport



I conclude this month of poetry( in Mexico time)with my favorite new poem. I am very grateful to all of you for reading and encouraging me in this creative challenge.

These are links to some previously posted poetry
you may enjoy. I think it will be awhile before I post another 🙂

Rubber Boots
Home, Away from Home

Paz, Abby

© 2013 Abby Smith, Writer

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About vsvevg

Hello, I'm Abby Smith. I started this blog in 2010 to write about the pursuit of a self-sustainable life in rural Mexico. In 2015, my then-husband and I moved to Nicaragua, where we created a successful farm-to-table and in-house charcuterie program for a high-end beach resort. In 2022, with mad butchery and cheese-making skills under my belt, I started a sustainable food systems consulting business. Happily, I also have more time for my first love-- writing about food and the complexities of the simple life.

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