The Plan

Ron. Lavalette


Recycled recycling,

washed wash. Find a way

to avoid the keyboard.


See the light: fix

the lamp, stow (at last)

the Christmas strands.


Before anything, coffee.

After the landfill and storage,

a shower. Maybe a nap.


Wish you were here.

Count the moments.

Pucker up.

Ron. Lavalette is a very widely-published writer living on the Canadian border in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, land of the fur-bearing lake trout and the bilingual stop sign. His debut chapbook, Fallen Away, will be published in September by Finishing Line Press. His work, both poetry and short prose, has appeared extensively in journals, reviews, and anthologies ranging alphabetically from Able Muse and the Anthology of New England Poets through the World Haiku Review and Your One Phone Call.

A reasonable sample of his published work can be viewed at EGGS OVER TOKYO: