The End for d’Verse

The purple skein of yarn is no more.

It has run away–

Hi ho, away I say! Away.

Sweater half begun. No one

left to don it.  No one, I say!

The sink is empty, the tree

uprooted.  My life? It’s

been one long improv. An

improv, I say!  One two three

five–no, four, dammit!  I

never did get it right, a life

of improvisation….


About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
This entry was posted in A mixed bag, Death and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to The End for d’Verse

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how you used improvisation to characterize your life. I suspect mine has been like that as well. I didn’t think of it like that before.


  2. That’s all we can do, Nan. Improvise as we go along, even at our age. I smiled reading this.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    “Sweater half begun. No one / left to don it.”…Too deep for words. A beautiful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is delightful Nan. I love the opening with that disappearing purple skein and I raise a glass to the dance of improv. 1,2 3,5 here we go 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Thanks for posting this! I can relate. I think we are all just tripping and guessing our way along this life. Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. this is the bit that speaks to me…The sink is empty, the tree uprooted. It carries on doesn’t it- the world -when we are gone. That is the odd bit.


Please share your own experiences here...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.