Thursday, May 18, 2017

SHAKY GROUND -- dVerse

SHAKY GROUND

shaky ground   the last few days have been like            mercury in            retrograde

stars spinning out of control     lights flash                    topsy tirvy

my stomach churns      nothing works                          computer/tv/or me

choose a team              wise/wisdom/wizard                loaded with insights



straight shooter           “dead eye”                               one who can see

batting average             way above most                       runs fast                      

running away               catching up                              he needs to be             

someone to count on        speaks gently            doesn’t frighten women and children              



knows which side he is on        doesn’t get caught         in no man’s land                     

confident                     sure of himself                         doesn’t strike out         

the first blow isn’t his   he is fair and honest     you know him by the “cut of his jib”

i want him on my team             when the ground moves beneath my feet          holding on

May 18, 2017             

                       

                       





13 comments:

brudberg said...

Oh you know that you want someone to hold onto when it's shaky... hope it's the right one...

Christine Ray said...

loved the sense of movement and momentum here. Only complaint-- font size is killer for anyone over 40!

charliezero1 said...

Love the description and your creativeness in your poetic style.

Excellent write my friend. :)

Timoteo said...

No man's land is where no man should ever go. I guess that's why it's called that, eh?

Jericho said...

I really like the opening and closing.

I vote for a wizard. :)

Sherry Marr said...

It is a relief to hear someone speaking intelligently and clearly, not in riddles, when most of what we hear is topsy-turvy.........when it gets too bad, I stop watching the news for a while.

Kim Russell said...

I know that feeling, Annell and you have conveyed it so well.

blueoran said...

Assessing the potential (and dangers) of a new partner throws the cultural daubs of worthiness onto a canvas for us to see, consider, pass through, like sketches of a embrace. For me the sports metaphor shows fitness but not worth--not enough--and too masculine to count for more than the obvious.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Hell in a hand basket--chaos in cups--fascism in our face (again)--Nukes on our nerves. I don't know if Jesus was a ball player, or Buddha, or Mohammed, or Ramtha--but some folks find the support you crave in their meditation & spirituality. I do know that a good man is hard to find--we are rare creatures; a good woman likewise. Your poetic form was daring, creative & fun. I have the reader chase my words around the page too.

annell said...

Thanks Glen, yes, good people are hard to find.

Paul John Dear said...

I like the flow and the subject matter and i want to say good people are everywhere to be found in my experience...having said that the real good person we can always depend on is us right?

Kathy Reed said...

Mercury in retrograde I relate to...things do not work like they should sometimes. It takes a lot of patience to live, period!

Old Egg said...

Fear is a great weapon in political power. Agree, conform or be crushed and they go down in history books and the ordinary citizens live in fear. Let's hope more people vote next time.