Things, or: Multitudes

Poetry Partners #129

‘things I kept for you’, a prose poem by ‘musingsbymac’

some things I kept for you (and only you): a toothbrush in my medicine cabinet, extra bottles of Montepulciano, a bedroom bucket list, weekly laundered bedsheets, refrigerator grapes, mirror selfies, chocolate Häagen–Dazs, a homemade birthday token, half & half creamer, the series finale of breaking bad, overripe bananas, Spanish memes, microfiber cloths, seamless pizza orders, a tinder profile, hope, and weekly therapy appointments.

A shadorma by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

all once-things
shall forever be
part of you;
yes; true; still,
your multitudes actively
daily multiply

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

List of Poetry Partners

12 thoughts on “Things, or: Multitudes”

  1. Reminds me of a poem I wrote when my dad died, “He Left Me” … You can find it at The format is different, but the idea is the same. I love your list of saved remembrances. Yes, extra bottles of Montepulciano … who needs them? I do!

  2. Lovely creative writing on offer here this morning
    Prose poetry is such a wonderful way of materializing the poem inside of you.
    overripe bananas, wow someone is in need of potassium here…surely the needs do multiply
    Is ice-cream a favourite decadent dessert for both of you
    The kept toothbrush is full of loving thoughts
    Who needs extra bottles of Montepulciano?
    The naughty toys are acceptable, right?
    I couldn’t agree more. Frozen grapes are divine.
    Who does this for love, those therapy appointments are so endearing
    A beautiful love letter set in poetry prose.

    Since the shadorma originated in Spain
    The chosen form is the perfect response, neat and concise
    Shrouded in mysteries.

    1. I liked how musingsbymac approached this! 👍😁 I could definitely get down with the Haagen Daaz; series finale of Breaking Bad; overripe bananas; seemless pizza orders and weekly therapy appointments! 👍😛❤️😂

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