In and Out In there through a ragged break in the rusted-out drain pipe she catches cloud bridges arcing, beginning to whiten, rolling through the cerulean glaze of the new morning sky There stretched legs straighten as she nods in glorious self-affirmation of livingness and mindful of the jutting burst of blade outside her still strong heart begins to drag herself Out
Elementary "Just the elements. Rusted-out, this will never more be any good " The handyman's helper nods agreement as he has been told he should Feigns interested inspection even as his eyes begin over to glaze Past the mother and lawn furniture to the daughter stretched in bikinied blaze Not quite nineteen is he rolling through the grass aware of each sensuous fragrant blade Drawn across the span of "they" and "he" and "should" and "never" drawn to where she laid Until he sprawls, no longer ragged beside her all bridges between them blown to so much frag Spinning in clouds of possibility achieved - Vanished in a finger snap and a bruising shoulder drag
I like both pieces very much, but was particularly struck with 'in and out'.ReplyDelete
Well wordled! :-)
Pearl, I love "in and out", nicely done.ReplyDelete
Both poems are terrific, Pearl. The second one made me chuckle at the end, and the first one is so fraught with possibilities. Well wordled on both pieces.ReplyDelete
A very interesting duo, open to interpolation. I believe I enjoyed Elementary the most.ReplyDelete
I love the way you began the first poem with In and finished with Out! Brilliant! And "glorious self-affirmation of livingness" is quite wonderful!ReplyDelete
Oooh thank you all!ReplyDelete
live, cool write on him,ReplyDelete
keep it up.
Pearl, these are pearls. I LOVE the first piece. It makes me read it again and again.ReplyDelete
Aww thank you Brenda...just read this....thanks for the smile:)ReplyDelete
Kitty.... Thank you...I get " live and keep it up". ...but "cool write on him" went right/write over this head! :)
welcome share a piece of your talent with us today.