Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mid-Day Routine

Long-legged strides they cover
slate colored pavement cracked & faded
over which, red-gold, green and yellow leaves hover.
The breeze tumbles detritus, twigs and long-bladed
yellow-green fingers of decorative vegetation
a no parking or standing fire sign lazily leans,
echoes of footfalls of reverberation
from rubber-soled shoes in an arcade
of delivery trucks, cars, and buildings
whose dwellers engage
in a rather chaotic dance, influenced
by routine and random decisions
navigating the gauntlet of capitalism’s moving
parts. His hood falls at his increase in
pace, rounding the corner, away, proving
endurance versus the wind tunnel
formed by haphazard juxtaposition
of constructs of brick, mortar, and plaster.
As spectators watch three Affenpinschers play
long-legged strides glide away
ever faster.

10 comments:

  1. You capture the chaotic dance of mid-day well in this piece. The details, hood falling, rubber-soled shoes, etc., create a world. Great One Shot!

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  2. I'm happy to be one of the first to find your blog and to welcome you to this magical world of poets. I wish you great success and joy in writing and sharing.

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  3. nice to meet you lewis and thanks for linking up with one shot wednesday!
    i really enjoyed your poem - your words made me feel like i'm in the middle of this mid-day routine which you write about so descriptive and with lots of details

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  4. ack. chaotic mid day rather...love all the descriptors...can the day be done yet? smiles.

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  5. Nice one... I liked the view from the spectators side..


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  6. Nice collision of mood/images.

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  7. I like "whose dwellers engage
    in a rather chaotic dance, influenced
    by routine and random decisions
    navigating the gauntlet of capitalism’s moving
    parts".

    You penned this very well.

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  8. interesting beat, fast pace read...hardly a breath unto the details.
    enjoy the potluck!

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/without-my-shadow/

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  9. welcome to JP.
    what a wise move.

    keep it up. lovely word panting.

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  10. Stunning details, wonderful imagery

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