And, Also

Photo on 2010-05-13 at 23.49

And, Also,

Tired as a flat
by the side of the road.

Whatever rolls round in me
melts to ground,
momentum nailed
down inside–

Abide with me, I croon to you
who has arms so warm
that their life cannot be mistaken
for anything but,
blue veins mapping
an alternate route I strain
to follow.


A second 55 for the wonderful Kerry O’ Connor’s prompt on With Real Toads

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10 Comments on “And, Also”

  1. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    To me, this reads as the voice of a ghost, divided from the world but not yet ready to leave. Most intriguing.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha. Yes, I see what you mean–but I think fatigue has a ghostly feel. Thanks, Kerry, for all your work and your supportive comments. k.

      On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM, ManicDDaily wrote:


  2. I had exactly the same feeling as Kerry.. the lack of warmth particularly felt like a whisper from the grave.. maybe being tired is a little like being close to death,

  3. Mama Zen Says:

    Oh, I feel this in my bones.

  4. Torn between two worlds!

  5. Marian Says:

    Nice, aren’t we all aching for that warmth!

  6. hedgewitch Says:

    How often those random nails puncture us as we roll along and leave us flat by the side of the road. I love the blue veins mimicking the lines on a road map–clear and purposeful, attractive and leading, perhaps, south to warmth, but sometimes so muddling and hard to follow. A very compressed diamond here, k.

  7. alternate routes… thank God they become available – and blessed when they are taken 🙂

  8. othermary Says:

    Oh, you make every word count. As Joy said, a diamond, compressed…but no flattened.

  9. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) Says:

    Great opening image! May those prayers be answered. 🙂

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