Monday, March 14, 2011

Ode to Skype

About a year and a half ago, I wrote this very frustrated post about a skype catch-22 wherein M and I lost our credit and couldn't call our family in Egypt. Well, since that time, I've become a super avid Skype user, and I felt they deserved a much-love shout out right here. It's only fair, since I took them to task when they were making me unhappy.

Ode to Skype:

My sisters live two airplanes away
timezones, miles, landmass and oceans between us
hours of sleep and waking upside down
or inside out
Days and nights reversed
Lives inverted

My sisters who
shared my room
whispered late into
the night with me
were the cause of my drowsy eyes
at the kitchen table
my sleepy smile

My sisters who know my secrets
who keep me grounded and help me fly
who giggle better, hug better, bake better, tease better
than anyone I know
My sisters who gave me
the nieces and nephews
I long for all year
who keep me counting down to summers together
when we can laugh at the kitchen table
over breakfast, eyes half open
bleary but dragged to life by the kids
who slept at eight

until the kitchen table
until the hugs in person
until the wiping off each others' tears
I see them through the screen
the kids running to and from the computer
voices ringing with excitement
saying hi to their cousins
cooing at babies
shouting to be heard over the din
of all the voices

and the kitchen table spans three continents
an ocean
twelve hours worth of timezones
(some for breakfast, some for supper)
and we're still together
despite the world of bustle in between.


Eliza Jane said...

This is a beautiful poem. I love it.

noha said...

thanks darling!

Chaussures Nike Femme said...

Ariesdomestic Alexia wedding dress violence and quotes : to Allure Bridal dress! Think about it Alfred Angelo wedding dress! Think about it! Fight along with me ah! Today is not really your die that live ! ( A deadly war ) Taurus domestic violence Classic Quotes : Ayaya , careful don't smash things , this is certainly to work with money to shop for A ! Protection of property ( to defend the scene ! ) br Geminidomestic violence quotes : Hey , I turned to the starting ! Chase me ah? ? (Beautifying called domestic violence ? Clearly play house game you chase me to spend time playing ... ) Cancer domestic violence and quotes : never hit , be mindful injured A ~~ hum Anjolique wedding dress...... ( this is really bully people ... ) Leo domestic violence classic Quotes : others within me ? ? bridal dress 2012? ? ? You intend to live ? ! ! ( Doing behavior will not be . However , should the two are often the lions ? ... ) Virgo classic quotations of domestic violence : wow , throw crooked , there is a amount of quasi distance ah ? ? (This can be domestic violence or military training ?) Libra domestic violence and quotes : tell you Oh, so third , net change I hit you ! ( Probably the most sweat a ) Scorpio classic quotations of domestic violence : sample , recognize it, you isn't my opponent , as early as possible to stop . ( The depth from the fighting styles master contest ... ) Sagittarius classic quotations of domestic violence : I come! ! Go ahead and take ! ! Left! ! ( Inside the play in the trials from the game ? ) Capricorn classic quotations of domestic violence : A Yo Yo , the unique domestic violence is illegal Oh, you don't struck me , be certain you jail Oh . ( Time restraints of the rule of law and morality , you can be sure . ) Aquarius domestic violence and quotes : This action is superb, oh ~ hold . I shot down ! ( It was not life when life ah ......) Pisces domestic violence and quotes : you beat ! Hum hum , ooo, ooo ooo, ooo ... ( you won't react ? The movies ... ) : : constellation Forum ] Updated : [ 20071011 8:25:00 ] [,]],,