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The word: Grateful

Courage to Change

Flying downhill
In perfect balance
Feeling tremendously alive

Trying to carry this vitality
Into each day
Remembering to
Live and let live

Embracing whatever life brings
Joys
Sorrows
Everything has something to offer

Be grateful
Thank God when problems present
Replace self-pity with gratitude

Aliveness is mine

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On June 1, 2018 @ 11:41 am

The word: Fishing

Seeking Salvation

Standing
shoulder to shoulder
on the shoreline
cane poles in hand –
jellied worms
lead weights
plastic bobbers

In wife-beater shirts and shiftless calico
they stand [some sit] urgently
fishing for the message
hidden in the murky and muddled
mass of pond scum

Those who believe –
Oh Blessed Brothers-
can become one with the bass and catfish

Under the sterile pecan tree –
like Jesus with the loaves and fishes –
Thelma fans the flies with
Lamb’s International Funeral Home
and prays for the
sheetcake to be enough
for the unexpected plethora of unbelievers
casting for eternal life

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On May 29, 2018 @ 4:39 pm

The word: Kindness

Stuff

Clothes
Bedding
Trinkets

Most used
Some broken
All unwanted

It appears to be
Kindness
Here – have my castoffs

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On May 21, 2018 @ 10:25 am

The word: Wormhole

Donny was right

One bad apple
won’t spoil the whole bunch, girl.

From the garden
I picked from the tempting tree.

The one with a wormhole
piercing the skin
won’t ruin the other
spheres of my life.

Peeling back the layers
of glossy red and yellow
reveals the complex fruit of my life.

The wormhole just a tiny
inconvenient tunnel to the core.

At the core,
the worm
is no longer there;
allowing me the freedom to feast
on the succulent and delicious
fruit of my life.

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On May 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am

The word: Ephemeral

HERONS SOAR
OVER FROTHY
TUMBLES OF WATER
SEEING
WHAT CANNOT BE SEEN
FROM THE SHORE

TURTLES MEDIATE
ON SLICK STONES
EXPOSED
FOR THE TIME
BY A LACK ENERGY

SUNLIGHT
SURPRISINGLY SPARKLES
AS IT DANCES
ACROSS
THE MURKY FLOW
SOFTENED BY ISLANDS

ALL OF THIS
USHERS IN THE
WARM AND GENTLE
BEGINNINGS
OF SPRING

HER NOSE
DIRECTS HER EYES
TO A SOLITARY FIGURE
ON A RUSTING BENCH

SHE COULD SMELL
THE LIBRARY IN THE BOOK
AS SHE WATCHED
A FINGER
POINTING TO EACH WORD

LIKE A WISPY CLOUD
COVERING THE SUN
THE SMELL WAS EPHEMERAL
BUT STRANGELY
TATTOOED ON HER HEART

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On April 13, 2018 @ 8:54 am

The word: What if

What if I wrote today

I must scribe haiku
No chapter or verse in months
Marks me crestfallen

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On February 13, 2018 @ 11:47 am

The word: Antiquarian

Antiquarian Aquatics

The zebra swim (shower) cap
skims the gentle waves
and lands softly on the lane rope.
Eunice was just too enthusiastic
as she ponied to Greased Lightning
sending ripples of chlorinated water
to bump in rhythm against the faded blue tile.

Rita perches on her wooden stool
imitating the choreographed motions but
without Eunice’s enthusiasm.

Grabbing a pink noodle,
Elaine wades into the steaming water
and begins to work it between her legs.
With her back to Rita, she moves
among the group enjoying her own song.
Eventually she tires of her melody
and leans on the silver rail.

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On February 13, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

The word: Home

ChattChat

around the table
the homeless
the mortgaged

what does it mean
to be homeless
if you are
the homeless
the mortgaged

our home is brick and mortar
his home is stars and dirt

our home locked tight at night
keeps out the stars and dirt
his home open and free
invites the wind, stars, and moon

we long for the wind, stars, and moon
he longs for the brick and mortar

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On November 9, 2017 @ 12:29 pm

The word: Humanness

for Johanne, Ginna, Asa, Herbert, and Pete

fleeting breaths
with no promise
of one following the other are
the heartbreak of our humanness
keeping us in a state of hopelessness
wondering if
today is one of many
one of few
or the last

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On November 1, 2017 @ 9:42 am

The word: Love

A HUMBLE EQUATION
PRINCIPAL TIMES RATE TIMES TIME
EQUALS INTEREST EARNED

LOVE
LIKE AN EQUATION
SEEMS SIMPLE ENOUGH

INTEREST CALCULATED
FROM A FOUNDATION
ACTED ON WITH FREQUENCY
OVER A LIFETIME

IT SHOULD BE
OBVIOUS

IT SHOULD EQUATE

BUT IT FEELS
LIKE LOVE WAS MULTIPLIED BY ZERO
MAKING IT ZERO ITSELF

» Posted By Brinkley Pound On October 20, 2017 @ 9:07 am

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