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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I love to lie on hard surfaces

I love to lie on hard surfaces
to feel all of the hardest places to reach
connect with the ground
as I look up through the ceiling
through the sky, through the blackness
surrounding the stars, and ask questions I know
I don't want the answers to, like
what's next?

To let my eyes wander a little
to the left, to connect with the light of a star
is to look backwards in time, and something
prevents me from doing this
for too long, I see
enough to witness balls of light
forming a string, like planes
preparing to connect to earth.

And my eyes wander back
to the darkness, to the silence
where infinite possibilities are born
with a blast as big as a bang, I say
wait, wait… don't tell me...


A poetry prompt from:
the imaginary garden with real toads


Also inspired by the title of NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program, "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!"

4 comments:

  1. This was a photo I was drawn to and your words make me say "yes" ... you captured "it". Just lovely. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! And thank you for stopping by and commenting. Happy poetry month :)

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  2. Sometimes it is best not to know...

    (Lovely words BTW!)

    Anna :o]

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    1. Thank you, Anna! Nice to meet you :)

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