September 2022

end of summer–
still sweltering and tired
of the relentless sun

gratis, an impulse to channel
ancient oceanic immersion
keeps me company

I draw on memories
of sand as floor,
the harmony of waves

water flashes through me
like a train I’ve boarded
that has abandoned its tracks

adjoining these ruminations
is an unmasked eagerness
for the refreshing chill of autumn

but I wonder if the shape
of the year still exists–
or if it will always be now

flooded, burning at the edges–
marching into the pages of a book
we didn’t mean to write

I consulted the Oracle 2 words Jane generated this week for my September circle/grid poem. The shape of time seems to get more distorted by the day.

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22 responses to “September 2022”

  1. VJ says :

    “pages we didn’t mean to write” – lots of those- love this.

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  2. Jane Dougherty says :

    Such an ominous ending to an unsettling poem.

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  3. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    Just. Wow.
    That poem.
    Yep.
    And right off I liked the shape of the graphics, porthole/portal/ compass/looking glass shapes that go so well with your words.

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  4. Suzette Benjamin says :

    Beautiful poetry! Love the mystery in your phrase, “the shape of the year”

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful, but as Jane said, unsettling, too.

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  6. memadtwo says :

    Great image and poem. Fall is here. N.

    Like

  7. sunhesper says :

    The owl is the perfect messenger for this stunning message. To think people have feared them as harbingers of death, when for me it’s their absence that fills that role.

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  8. melaniereynolds says :

    Beautiful! I really like this! Both the words and images.

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  9. Ingrid says :

    ‘marching into the pages of a book
    we didn’t mean to write’

    – it certainly feels that way at times…

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  10. robertawrites235681907 says :

    HI Kerfe, this is very thought provoking. I agree that we (humanity) didn’t intend to write this play that is unfolding before us.

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