PUBLICATION DAY for BEFORE MY EYES....dedicated to novelists everywhere
Caroline Bock - Author of BEFORE MY EYES and LIE
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Caroline Bock-BEFORE MY EYES

PUBLICATION DAY for BEFORE MY EYES....dedicated to novelists everywhere


PUBLICATION DAY for BEFORE MY EYES
BEFORE MY EYES by Caroline Bock, new young adult novel from St. Martin's Press, 2014A poem dedicated to novelists everywhere
 
Another ordinary day—
The sun will rise across the fields.
The cold will parse the light,
on par for February.
My son will forget to zip or button
And I’ll remind him, adding:
‘Put on a hat,’
like my father always said to me
when it was cold or hot.
I’ll hear my father’s gruff
and it will make me happy in a way
that when he was alive it never did.
The teapot will shrill and
I’ll hurry it off the stove top,
hushing the boiling water.
I’ll press my mug,
with specks of tea
and milk and honey to my cheek, wondering what to make
for supper, and how I should
get to work today writing—
I don’t know what.
I’ll spot black birds
pecking at the ice-patched fields,
the school bus ruffling around
the bend, and my son loping
down the hill to the bus stop, and
it will be an ordinary day except
for the rush
that every novelist should feel
at least once in their lives:
today my book will be published.
-- Caroline Bock 2.11.14,



1 Comment to PUBLICATION DAY for BEFORE MY EYES....dedicated to novelists everywhere :

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Hal Bock on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:46 PM
what a beautiful, evocative piece of work.
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