and its shadow

and its shadow s

Opening my eyes
in the morning this day
into grey light
black branches suspended
between my window and the sky–

the calendar says spring
as I pull the comforter closer
and my thoughts wander
into the kitchen.

My body soon follows
the promise of coffee
warming bare feet
cold floor
distracted mind–

Looking out now–
is that a robin?
No, a sparrow, still–
but the blue jay tells me
he’s somewhere close by.

When will the world reverse
itself, green, full once again
of uncontained expectation?

I sip my coffee,
the aroma comfortable,
friendly.
Its bitter taste
sharpens my mind.

There’s a black hole
covering the front page
of the news.

Oh yes.

No surprise there.

and its shadow close up s

NaPoWriMo wanted a poem about a season and our senses and a question.  This came from notes I wrote the morning early in April that I picked up the newspaper outside to see a photo of a black hole taking up the entire top half of the page.

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28 responses to “and its shadow”

  1. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Besides being a real thing, a black hole is such a versatile metaphor. What a contrast between the view out the window and the black hole that is the news. Well done!

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    I first heard about the black hole photo on the BBC news, and I couldn’t wait to see the photo. I agree with D. though–excellent metaphor.

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    Your art has the look of green trying its hardest to break through.

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  4. Ennle Madresan says :

    As always, your writing is marvelous….and your art, indescribably lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Great art work, M and I loved your poem when you open and see a new day outside your window with a cup of coffee in your hand.

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  6. Jane Dougherty says :

    Sharp. We are teetering on the brink of it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sharon Mann says :

    I love the routine of the morning.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Angela van Son says :

    I enjoy the closeups so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jill Kuhn says :

    Hi Kerfe, we are finally having Spring here… hope you are too! 🌿 Coffee is something that gets me going in my morning too. ☕️

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Manja Mexi Movie says :

    Great. You put me there.

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