in open eyed sleep

those bridges have no span

as night follows the curve

spreading darkness

and moons quarter glow,

fox on bed of rotting

fall leaves unblinking

wanting for a lonely prey,

whales ceaseless extend

range across oceans

that have many liquid paths,

and the infant

at the bars of it’s cot

red eye tired

holding on waiting

with some trepidation

as scissors of day cut slits

letting light seep through,

new light new day

streams winter refreshed

grass becomes unbowed

no longer submissive,

it smells different

under blanket of darkness

a transformation

of renewal

of procreation

the urge to replace winter fallen,

infant releases bars

sitting back

it’s face acknowledges

what this morning

has brought

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Comments
  1. kkkkaty says:

    ….’the urge to replace winter fallen’ …certainly is a strong urge, isn’t it? Nice.

  2. I like the image “grass becomes unbowed….no longer submissive.” The weight of winter eventually lightens for all, doesn’t it. Great detail.

  3. Green Speck says:

    The different images blend well together !!!

  4. I did like these lines
    as scissors of day cut slits
    letting light seep through,
    and I pictured the child greeting the new spring morning.

  5. Laurie Kolp says:

    Wonderful and so vivid… I really like:

    as scissors of day cut slits
    letting light seep through

  6. Rowan Taw says:

    You’ve captured the tiredness of a child, who doesn’t want to miss a thing, so well.

  7. aprille says:

    Ever so intriguing.
    Snatches of images like a stuttering film reel. The infant is guiding me through, but I will have to reread it later to get more than the gist. Not an instant poem, this. Takes time to unravel.

  8. claudia says:

    nice..i like that you include scent here…the grass, no longer submissive…ha true…it’s getting wild again..i like

  9. Sorry about the name mixup. I am up way too late! This is beautiful. I am searching for the words to describe why exactly but I think it’s the color and flow that I like the best in your words here. Scissors letting light in- love that!

  10. This is beautiful Amy. I am searching for the words to describe why exactly but I think it’s the color and flow that I like the best in your words here. Scissors letting light in- love that!

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