at the strangest times


Daddy, you know that big dog-food bag you gave me full of potatoes from the garden? We’re still eating on them. I just filled up my colander with them, washed them, and sat them to the side to dry. When I turned off the water, there was some Alabama in the bottom of my sink. I scraped it up and smeared it around with my hands, and I thought about where to put it before I carried on with cooking dinner. When I threw it in the trash, I was just cleaning up, but it still hurt my feelings a little bit.

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5 Comments

Amber
Reply August 13, 2008

This is a good sign that I am an overly-sentimental person. Toughen up, girl!

the hamster
Reply August 13, 2008

amazing images here. being a country boy myself, i know this moment, saw it happen and washed it down the drain. you've got big pictures in a small amount of words here. i can see this and, dare i say, feel this. this is more than "over-sentimentality" - this is a photograph worth framing. there's good stuff in you begging to come out. keep the poems flowing, my friend.

JB
Reply August 13, 2008

the word colander now sounds to me like a southern word after that first sentence. i think this is awesome!

The Baker
Reply August 13, 2008

word.

Anonymous
Reply August 13, 2008

boo hoo! i want you to hug your daddy right now!!! also...you can take the girl out of Alabama...but you can't take Alabama out of the girl! right on!
you're the best person i know amber haines!!
b.robinson

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