"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thumbtack Me

Go ahead, thumbtack me
to a bulletin board,
give me an bright ink moment
before I disappear beneath
the grocery list.

I am a rush of words,
a begging promise,
a handwritten beginning
scribbled on a coffee stained napkin.

Pressed into cork I face
a battle with time, errands,
and dirty laundry for attention.

I can’t reach…I can’t walk…I can’t talk.
I am a moment’s light burned into paper
hoping to become a poem.

©Susie Clevenger 2017


Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Hope realised! (There is no limit to the possibilities of light. *Smile.)

Jim said...

A nice poem too, Susie. I like the note's expectation of a short time in the limelight. You told that really nice, "You are what you think you will be.:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

'I am a moment’s light burned into paper hoping to become a poem' .. sigh.. beautifully eloquent!🌷

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the intensity and reality of this piece, especially the last stanza.

gillena cox said...

Ah yes, hope materialized is indeed a Happy write.

Thanks for dropping by to read mine

Much love...

rallentanda said...

Ha...This is very good. Love the reference to all the mundane things we are burdened with and yet we still make time for the words. Poets Rock !!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Susie!

Anonymous said...

This is a sad truth. Words desiring to be action.

Marian said...

Something about being pressed into cork just feels so heavy and sad to me. Sigh.

ayala said...

Sigh...this is our struggle...the thoughts come and go...we attempt to capture them as they flee.


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