Thursday, August 13, 2020

Unmasked

 

My mind is toss up in word salad

Mixed with fresh herbs, my "baby" plants

are rooting nicely with tiny buds & thirsty roots

My fingers are forks, raking down to remove

dead leaves and fading summer blossomes


Autumn arrives with first harvest

Wild crab apples, plentiful for the squirrels & birds

I inhale warmth of dying sunset, orange-crinkled sky

(my pack of oranges are not so sweet)

My red roses, still blooming, second chances, i


Will always take, wearing a mask

Pixellated, stripes of black & white

My chest a garden of hopes, basketball hoops & hoses

Optimistic as red fat sweet tomatoes  




Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Stream of Consciousness Poem.  Please join us when the pub door opens at 3pm EST.  

23 comments:

  1. I like the images of your mind like a toss salad....love the inspiration of always taking second chances.

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  2. I love where your stream of thoughts led you... I think I get the jist of it, and will try to do something very quickly (though I cannot write with my left hand...)

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  3. well you've done it beautifully, red roses, second chances. love that line.

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  4. Thoughts full of growing. They can lead you anywhere.

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  5. I particularly like the last lines. "Will always take, wearing a mask

    Pixellated, stripes of black & white

    My chest a garden of hopes, basketball hoops & hoses

    Optimistic as red fat sweet tomatoes "

    Very nice.

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  6. I love the beginning line, the last line, and every line in between.

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  7. The opening line captivated me instantly! This is such a wonderfully elegant poem, Grace!💝

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  8. All good, but those optimism-inspiring tomatoes really nail this one. Well done, Grace!

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  9. I love the imagery here, Grace. It's absolutely inspiring and it's like a whole palette of colors on a color wheel. I loved these lines the most:

    "My fingers are forks, raking down to remove
    dead leaves and fading summer blossomes"

    Such grand imagery and so visceral with nature and humanity. Amazing, amazing writing as always!

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  10. I see this as growth, while being content with your place.

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  11. beautiful imagery Grace, sometimes the mind does feel like a tossed salad.

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  12. I love the imagery! Fingers as forks and the orange-crinkled sky 🙂

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  13. I like your thoughts flowing through your garden and into the Covid concerns and then comparing the two. Very nice Grace.

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  14. your descriptions take my breath away, Grace. the flow felt like a calming inhale and exhale.

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  15. Just lovely, Grace, so much to enjoy. I particularly liked the second blooming of the roses, the second chances, and the hovering spectre of covid.

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  16. So many wonderful images here--I like especially the garden of hopes, and the mind a toss up word salad.

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  17. It's obvious your time in the garden is restorative and reassuring for you. From word salad to tomtoes, it's a great write!

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  18. I am wading in your stream while eating tomatoes fresh from the garden.

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  19. My chest a garden of hopes,
    basketball hoops & hoses
    Optimistic as red fat sweet tomatoes

    'A garden of hopes'...outlines lots of positivism in just one sentence. Beautiful close Grace!

    Hank

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  20. I love the idea of your mind being a toss up in word salad! Good luck with your baby plants.

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  21. A Smile May Be Worn
    Underneath A Mask
    A Smile May Breathe
    In All that Love
    Will
    Do to See
    And Actually
    NoW ETeRNaLLY
    Be God ALiVE iN US

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  22. These words are so evocative of your beautiful stream: "my "baby" plants

    are rooting nicely with tiny buds & thirsty roots". The metaphor works on so many levels (physical, societal, mental, emotional, spiritual) and offers so much precise and lovely hope!

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