Sustenance from the archives+: Brief

Sustenance from the archives+ (28)

I love words.

But when all I want is a brief answer to a question. 

When a simple, “Yes” or “No” will suffice.

When even a laconic response would be acceptable,

being taken down a circuitous route,

a long and winding road,

by an answer I see as rambling

and even a circumlocution,

can irritate me.


What I fail to realize in the moment is

the experience was an opportunity to exercise patience.

“One more time around the mountain, dear one,” says ABBA.

“One more time around the mountain.”

“Help,” I cry.

Today’s post is for Day 24 of the series, “Sustenance from the archives+,” that is part of the 31 Days Free Writes writing challenge.  The post is one of the “+” in the series title “…archives+,” in that is freshly minted. The prompt is, “Brief.” To read Day 23’s post, please click on the link below.

Day 23: Common


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