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DGSquared

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Signals
« on: March 10, 2021, 09:29:10 AM »
I don't want to be a board hog but they keep pouring out. Please forgive me for seeming pretentious.



Signals


Seeking composure as
life goes up in smoke.
In your back yard,
over the brick wall
you see
a chimney.

A metaphor
for that moment.

No smoke,
just a stoic brick structure,
earthquake defiant.

Silhouettes of bare limbed trees
stand in solidarity.

Small talk about the coming rain?
As though trees could talk to chimneys,
or even wood.
Would
if they could.

Artist envisions a watercolor
of negative space.
Or
a photograph of stark
contrasts in the moonlight.
Which angle sets the tone?

Writer conjures a story
about the occupants inside,
anticipating warmth.
Will there be murder
or romance?


The poet grapples
with hard, new realities.

In the end,
It is
just
a chimney.



~Deb
03/10/21


I'm not sure I'll stick with this one. I reformatted it and am not sure if it works or is worth working on. I need to implement the 24-hour rule. Don't post until you've sat on it for 24 hours.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2021, 09:52:18 AM by DGSquared »
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Re: Signals
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 07:41:42 PM »
I had a professor way back in the dim ages who said "writing is nature's way of clearing up sloppy thinking". How better to resolve life's issues than to write poetry? Work through it.  :) :)

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Re: Signals
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 07:59:01 AM »
I'm working on working on it. ;)

Thank you. :-*
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. -Chinese proverb

Blondesplosion! ~Deb