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And so it was, but tomorrow ...
by jeanne rene watson

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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And so it was, but tomorrow ...

Perhaps … perhaps … to drift
as I catch sail upon the last autumn leaf.
To waver above the earth, flitter and fly
in uncharted locomotion,
upward and round the bend of time
until the snap

until the crush, resounding step
digging deep into the dust
and I, to mingle with the sands,
to catch in the eyes of new lovers
on an uproarious wind.

Perhaps I waft … I wind down
breathless and often wayward
never knowing,
never quite understanding by which road I travel,
but humbled that I traveled well at all.

Tomorrow,
can I captain one final turn
with no intent or direction,
but only a moment to linger above saffron fields
and twist aside the whirlwinds,
or pass through the echoes of my children?

Can I ride this autumn orange
with brilliance on a slow leisurely wobble?

May I just drift?



jeannerené 10.08

 

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Reviewed by Debra Conklin 11/15/2009
I like the use of an autumn leaf as a way to drift through life.
Reviewed by Glen Manese 12/31/2008
Fluid yet embracing the lines - the drift yes must some how end - but slowly...
Reviewed by Art Sun 10/26/2008
Nice work Jeanne...the past and present are well displayed within the drifting of life along the changing of seasons and the winds of time...

nice write...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Linda Law 10/23/2008
nice. very nice. lindalaw
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/23/2008
interesting read,
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