Afternoon Off

Missouri wheat field

Afternoon Off

There is more in the air than possibilities.
Smoke, fine gnats and wheat chaff.

Here                                 then over here.

Some things get the mind off.
Others snap it back.

White side-winding middles of the smoke.
Letting the cigarettes smoke themselves.
Moons of my fingernails 
pull the sea,
But for now, I don’t go near.

Wheat fields  and  sagebrush
or twisted dreams of seaweed?
Ocean salt.  My bread.

Hussy. Hush her. Do not let the worlds touch.
Whip the tide but don’t go near the abalone.

Keep a border.
Every Sunday, sweep the sand back to the sea.


The Word of the Day Challenge is possibility.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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