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pollyanna, perhaps

 

certainly, this day is about color—

aspen leaves and red chiles, and aromas—

wafting dust and roasting chiles

 

certainly, this day is about neither.

it is about this screen and work,

dishes and laundry, tension and covid,

 

november third and uncertainty.

certainly, this day is a dreadful repetition

of yesterday, and every mundane day.

 

~

 

certainly, this day is more than a litany,

it is a palette. as artist i have a say in the outcome—

i am not powerless before it, nor undiscerning.

 

aspen leaves will not be aglow for long, a rain 

will settle the dust, the aroma of roasted chiles 

is seasonal, and yesterday was, most certainly, rich  

 

with dishes and laundry and work and all the rest— 

a panoply of the spectacularly mundane. 

certainly, with perception comes choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Written on 2020-10-13 at 15:07

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Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
I love it well done Jim
2020-10-14


Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautiful. :)

I like how it starts with colorful imagery and moves on to the dreadful litanies of work and covid and tension, but the latter part of the poem picks up a hopeful note, leading to an optimistic (Pollyanna) ending.

I can see you had my "poetic tendencies" in your mind when you were writing this poem. This section "this day is a dreadful repetition / of yesterday, and every mundane day" made me smile.

Thanks for writing this, Jim.

Bibek
2020-10-13



Very nicely done.
2020-10-13