1.28.2016

Disambiguation

Funny
how evolution works
moments slip past
mostly unobserved
but for a handful of sunrises
clever utterings of children
unforgiven slights
and random indignities
held closer than successes
Quipping about
how every Beautiful Thing
calls bastards to shit on it
letting wonder fade
accomplishments recede
like a coveted beach rock
in shifting tide
or an algebra problem
not quite grasped
Entirely heady
barely comprehended
except at Fortune’s peaks
seems lucidity
thrives at high altitudes
from here the view is spectacular
finally noticing
how the kids have grown
god they’re not babies anymore
Peculiar
how air is better here
for breathing


For the Thin Spiral Notebook 100 Word Challenge: PECULIAR

19 comments:

  1. Wiping tears...
    Oh yes, the air here.

    Xo

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  2. In the jumble of moments, activities, rush, one does note the golden moments that we remember looking back......oh, they are growing so fast. You would not believe how swiftly it all goes. Hold them close, kiddo.

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  3. It'll be nice when the bastards leave beauty alone! What a world we traverse. Authentic gritty work.

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  4. I love the inner monologue of this. It is a rewarding read.

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  5. For reasons different, I truly love this piece Marian - blast your gift!

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  6. I loved this so much, but it made me a little sad.

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  7. Wow! And, wow again! My first loved is just entering puberty.....how the heck did that happen!? Time does fly by far too quickly. Thanks for expressing that with such grace and skill.

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  8. What an ode to the passage of time. My eldest is off across an ocean, and I swear she was still in diapers just the other day!
    Good to meet you, Marian!

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  9. I remember.
    And now this is the grandchildren. All over again.
    just sighs.

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  10. Moved, in the span of 100 words and who knows how many years. Thanks for this.

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  11. Beautiful.. submit it, anywhere, everywhere. It's wonderful.

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  12. Beautiful. The imagery floats in and out on waves. You really get the almost haunted feeling that nostalgia can evoke with this one.

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