Michelle Lavoie

Writing to you from Missoula, MT

April 2023 Poetry Sample

Divine Mess

Lately I’ve been practicing
whispering to the divine
anticipating my desires
will be seen to in due time
I do circles around myself
But it’s all in my mind
I see everything that needs done
But nothing is happening in real time
I see the clothes in the dryer
as I stare at the moving screen
I add a spoon to the pile in the sink
The pile I could swear I just cleaned
And quietly I say
“If there’s anyone near,
I could use help with the washing
if you’d be quite a dear.”
And if no one comes
then it just must not be
that much of a thing to worry about
so let us sit and have some tea