Bread and Butter

My exhausted mind tires of it seeping in like smoke blocked from a flue too stubborn to open, steadily flowing into a room’s warmth, causing a cloud of gray, unbreathable. A preconceived notion not so massive that the stars would struggle to find room for hanging in the sky. But one with a heart pumping faster than ordinary that could possibly trigger a hint of hullabaloo. Whatever placement of the language, its implication doesn’t waver.

Thus, as I ponder this conundrum, I imagine that perhaps this notion is cloaked in the familiar wardrobe of speculation, hovering in the space between the lines just as F-A-C-E rests on the treble clef. Not a notion I care to keep company with, even in a brightly painted parlor of pastel yellows, sipping tea and indulging in an assortment of delicious pastries. Most likely, the safest conclusion would be to let it lie, tamp it down, express who is in control…
assuming the situation will faithfully eventuate to be as simple as bread and butter.

© Lauren Scott, – All rights reserved.
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39 thoughts on “Bread and Butter

    1. I think these situations do turn out to be more simple than our thoughts would imply. But who hasn’t speculated about something…when those speculations have been all-consuming? Thanks so much, John! I always appreciate your kind words. 🥰

  1. Sometimes Lauren our thoughts make things so complicated… As we try as we might to make sense of the whole… Sometimes we just have to open the Window… to allow that Smoke to filter through so it doesn’t choke us within its fumes… And the Window is opened via our hearts, as we let it all go…..
    Much love Lauren… a masterful piece of writing my friend ❤

    1. You conveyed exactly what I wanted to convey in my poem, Sue. Who hasn’t been consumed by an annoying thought buzzing around in their mind complicating matters? Thank you for sharing your insight that I agree with wholeheartedly, and for your very kind words about my poem. Much love and many hugs to you, dear friend. ❤️❤️

  2. You have a way with words, Lauren. Most of us have thoughts and feelings like what you’ve expressed, but we can’t explain it so eloquently. But as you say, it will resolve itself and be as simple as bread and butter.

    1. Anneli, thank you so much for your wonderful words. I was having one of those thoughts a few weeks ago, but it has since evaporated into nothingness. 🙂 This poem, though, evolved because I believed that I wasn’t alone in feeling this way. Thanks again. ❤️

  3. Jane Sturgeon

    Simplicity is love, Lauren and so are your words. Our minds add to a fevered thought with other times the same scenario has happened and it all gets too much…sometimes, very quickly. Your words blew a breeze through and brought a pause. Thank you. 💕😘💕

  4. HI Lauren, I am usually a bit bird hoppy, but since Michael got sick six weeks ago, I’ve been dwelling on things just like you’ve described. I don’t like having my brain in a swirling mess. I hope your mind calms down and you get some peace and quiet.

    1. All is good, Robbie, but those thoughts sometimes help a poem develop and that’s the silver lining. Thank you and I hope Michael is doing better. I understand how the mind works when one of our children is sick. My memory is vivid from ten years ago. Hugs. 💗

  5. Patience has a way of bringing perspective and clarity if not resolving some of our conundrums altogether. It’s a lesson that I forget at times, relearn, then forget, then relearn. 🙂 Life is a relentless teacher. Beautiful write, my friend.

  6. Yes, the conundrums of life…
    Sometimes my mind has been so agitated, exhausted with a situation that I think I’ll explode.
    At times I’ve walked out, stayed away for short or long while.
    Then upon re-entry, it didn’t matter any more. Many times, completely forgotten.
    Great write! xx

  7. You convey your words so beautifully Lauren. Often the time we stress over seems less heavy when we look back in hindsight. I hope that will be the case for you. ❤

  8. Fantastic blog Lauren, the font is very different from your normal writing but its interesting. I do love bread & butter and this is the best breakfast meal to devour in the morning and I love what you said in the introduction that your mind needs the coffee and sipping coffee in the morning is a must to relax the mind and body which was asleep at night.

    Good post, I enjoyed it🙌🙌🙌🔥

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