144/365: The Bee Under Glass

The bee under glass
is as terrifying now
as when he was free.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

Grace in Small Things No. 982: Aidan, Nuts, Cookware, Friendship, and Exercise

Onion settling in for nap time. (click image to enlarge)

  1. It's a long weekend, so I get to keep Aidan at home with me for an extra day today. He's kind of nice to have around.
  2. I've never been one for nuts on salad before, but I had nuts on salad today, and I've been wrong my whole life. They're great.
  3. I scored a set of Lagostina cookware for cheap, and cooking feels fancy now.
  4. I got into a fight with a friend, but then I made up with a friend!
  5. I started my second week of actual, sweat-inducing exercise every other day, and it feels really, really good.

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143/365: Bribes for Quiet Passage

There was a time
I got high as fuck
until the world turned black.
I'd suck smoke deep
after long nights drinking,
take pills,
and wait —
wait to turn to hot cotton,
for the wrong end of the telescope
to narrow down to a small, bright spot,
the one with the silhouette of a man
who still wished me goodnight,
to pray the ship sailed smooth
as I tossed bits of toast over the side
for hungry cats —
all of it to hide the heart that couldn't bear its beat,
the edgeless well,
all of it bribes for quiet passage.


I am writing one poem every day in 2016, and I am using the hashtag #365poems to document my progress.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.