Moment #1

The blue

Crawls like a line of water

Containing streak of mercury

And just as you find

Strength

The blue

Omnipresent and unseen

Creeps closer

A malignant thing

Like a clerics collar loosened, seems a forlorn thing of no purpose

Disguarded stockings will lag wilted without wearer

Stripes on birthday paper are torn jagged

The margin of a novel bleeds it’s culmination

Deep grain in wooden table covers the scar

Flat white landscape, divided by sky and land

Endlessly running over the edge

Like blue hemmed girls, with pinkened mouths

Agape at the nonsense

Of our emotions

As they rise and fall 

Chords of melodies discordant

One step ahead of prediction

Mountain cedar wrapping her weeze

And January storm gathering

Washing out pollen like quiet swimmer

Reaching distant shoreline

16 thoughts on “Moment #1

  1. Sometimes, you fight and fight until strength gets up, gathers its things, and says, “I’ve had enough.” That’s what my down days feel like…

    I can appreciate this–the raw beauty and sadness wrapped up in it:

    “The blue

    Crawls like a line of water

    Containing streak of mercury

    And just as you find

    Strength

    The blue

    Omnipresent and unseen

    Creeps closer

    A malignant thing”

    I loathe it too. A solid piece of writing, Candice. Here’s hoping your tomorrow will not be like your today.

  2. What moments your words have captured, especially here in these lines, “Like a cleric’s collar loosened, seems a forlorn thing of no purpose”.

  3. The cleric’s collar took me straight back to my father. He used to cut the white strips that go into the middle at the front out of old ice cream containers! I remember helping him do that. Random trivia ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. It was the loosened cleric’s collar that got me too. What a strong image for something completely useless and meaningless. Your natural images, especially that last one of the January storm, are lovely.

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