Sun Pond

Dawn casts her long line for spring
Days linger to catch the angel irises bloom
Enveloped by early chirping chitter-chatter
Lightly crusted sleep argues for lids to remain closed
Black perking wake-me oil makes a strong cups case for compromise
A nudge to join the living
- On negotiated terms -
Somewhere between another dream and lavender bubbles
The contract will begin
Foggy feet shuffle onto the wheel
Spying steps creak tattle-tale floorboards alerting all on the way
Pleading thoughtfulness
You beg for silence as the Ra room comes into view
Brightly checkered yellow-brown mustard window patterns
Cut diagonal boxes across maple hardwood
Stained glass dots of emerald, violet, and red raspberry
Dance on lemon washed walls as they turn and wink for a smile
Your morning chair sets at the edge of the warming sun pond inviting you
Join them
You listen to the ripples of space
Your cushioned dock perfectly positioned for a loving embrace
You sit
And slowly dip legs into the glowing pool
Drenched limbs cocoon in the heavy webbing of golden rays
The chickadees celebration is known
Lids succumb to the orange haze
The Girl from Ipanema sings
Young and lovely
You feel wonderful
No risk of drowning here...
Only in happiness
One radiating breath
Before the Samba plays again

© 2019 MJL

  • Author: MJL (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 22nd, 2023 19:22
  • Comment from author about the poem: Sunrise. Before the day begins. Time in the window. Like a cat.
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  • L. B. Mek

    'Somewhere between another dream and lavender bubbles
    The contract will begin
    Foggy feet shuffle onto the wheel'
    I fear, dear Poet
    your greatest obstacle may be
    the sheer limitless scale
    of your poetic talent
    (I humbly bow, before your poetic genius
    thank you! for choosing to share
    I read and learn)

    • MJL

      Aren't you wonderful?! I return the bow! Please accept my thanks for your kind and generous words!

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