Just In Case


Just in Case

I sneaked a peak
into my pocket,
saved high against
soon lows,
viewed sky against
bluer woes.

Its rock face climbed,
as I moved on,
one Elvis hip,
sometimes softer
than its nestle of pelvis,
other times grinding
a sharp bend
at bone’s end.

I sneaked a peak
into my pocket,
stashed against
the crash–you know,
where mountain
meets ash; self,


Drafty poem for the wonderful Michael’s “Get Listed” prompt on Real Toads about a change of direction.  



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7 Comments on “Just In Case”

  1. hedgewitch Says:

    Slipping a moment into one’s pocket, a high for future lows, is often a good precaution this time of year, when moods are like a mountain range, full of ups and downs. I especially love the first stanza.

  2. kaykuala h Says:

    Nostalgia for Elvis can never be satisfied. There have to be constant reminders of his greatness even with rock-face climbs! Truly said K!


  3. What a wondrous way to carry a memory around…

  4. Oh so perfect! Big smiles!

  5. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    I really like the way you set this up with the juxtaposition of highs and lows, leading to the skies and bluer woes. I know the feeling of having a hip that is a little softer than the other, apt to deliver a twinge of pain if placed under stress.

  6. M Says:

    a-huh-huh, I’m all shook up..

    Hey Karin, sorry for the long delay – you’re right, it’s Rose Bowl, and had to shake my money-maker… This is a fun little ditty that yet reveals a deeper truth – for me, the grind of age. Thanks for adding your voice… ~

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