NaPoWriMo Day 4

A prompt from

Robert Duvall

I think I was doing dishes in my farmhouse kitchen

I recall a dish towel flung over my shoulder

When Robert Duvall came down the stairs from the bedroom

folding up his sleeves for a rough day of farming

And I, the dutiful wife, brought Robert Duvall a Cup-A-Soup

and a stack of Form 1040 tax papers

He smiled of course, his eyes were those Robert Duvall eyes

and he seemed to appreciate me thinking of his lunch

I have to think some part of me means to bring order to this world

preserve tradition in the modern times

And it could only be carried out in dreams like these

where I relegate myself to the sidelines, a supporting character

- Elizabeth

Robert Duvall





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