Just sitting in the shade, thinking...


The list reduces
Approaches zero

But sprouts again
fertilized by chance

Yielding newly minted
Clambering siblings

Trench warfare
Gains illusory

Strong sun dry wind
Etherael clouds

Evaporating sweat
A welcome chair

Cold spring water
The taste of life

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-08-20 at 01:57

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I like the short two-line stanzas, each the ideal conveyance for a single image (and maybe a thought about the image). Strong poem, Joe. Thanks for posting it!

That's life enjoy while you are living and always keep on smiling because smiling is the best pain killer! nice poem Josephus
Thank you for sharing!

Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
Ah! That is the secret! Keep tasting! I enjoyed reading this, brings home the fact that in reality, life does not slow down and stop, it just carries on, bringing new surprises, and we can travel along or get off, as we choose, until choice is taken away from us.

As Browning said (putting words into the mouth of Fra Lippo Lippi) "Oh, Oh! It makes me mad to see what men shall do, and we in our graves!"

When my mother had recovered from her third cancer (all primaries) at age 72, she said to me, I'm not dying yet, I'm too nosey, I don't want to miss anything! And went on another 8 years, when that last enemy took her by stealth.

Very enjoyable poem.