In The Bag

30 Minute Sketch ~ Brahmin Bag

In the bag. Open it up. Have a look.

Process Notes: Each self-contained line depicts a particular time frame in a woman’s life. When the next line’s items become necessary, the previous contents are retired.

in the bag over time:

textbooks, trail mix, tampons, blush, gloss and mints.
checkbooks, meeting notes, “to-dos,” pepper spray for defense.
board books, wipes & diapers, Cheerios to dispense.
coloring books, tissue packs, coupons, extra cents.
spelling books, practice schedules, forms signed as parents.
entertainment books, Tylenol, birthday-bar-bat-mitzvah presents.
paperback books, gatorade, team lists, bandages, finger splints.
MacBook, college schedules, iPhone, checks to mail for rents.
Modern Bride, book club guide, yoga pass, supplements.
e-Books, grandkids’ pix, passport, receipts/business expense.
travel books, extra sweater, wine guides, lubes, lip tints,
and a keen desire never to pack Depends.

Evidence Of

Evidence of...

54.
I look at my wrinkles, sags,
furrow in brow
budding jowl
And  wonder
“Where did they come from?”

Then I remember:
I have lived!

I have loved
One
For three decades
Nearly four

Grown  babies
In my womb
Fed them,  held them
Let them soar

Traveled
Cities, Countries
Canyons, Mountains
Skyways, Shore

I’ve touched
Lives
Grand and grimy
Caressed new life
Adored
Felt hands slip from mine
To pass beyond this veil, to more

Joys and sorrows
Smiles, tears, frowns
Created wrinkles, sags,
furrowed brow, jowl

I AM art
I’m fine sculpture
Work of passion
Labor of Love

I have lived!
Fully embraced
I AM evidence of