Dapple and Down

Thomas W Case

Down I go into the gray and brown.
I hit the sides, like being in a cradle that is
rocked too fast.  It's an abrupt catastrophe.
I didn't see this one coming; but I felt it, like
the slight rumble of an earthquake, or like the
false dawn, before the real light yawns and
opens the sickly day.
It's just another ending, dapple and down.

  • Author: Thomas W Case (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 8th, 2023 21:25
  • Comment from author about the poem: Please check out my youtube channel and my latest book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems. It's available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Seedy-Town-Blues-Thomas-Case-ebook/dp/B0CJLPMC8N/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
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  • Views: 21
  • Users favorite of this poem: Teddy.15, Bella Shepard.
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  • Teddy.15

    How very beautiful Thomas. I've had a few days like this in my time. 🩷

  • Goldfinch60

    That light will always find you Thomas.


  • Neville

    Been there, done that and worn the Tee shirt out ... many times ..

  • orchidee

    Good write T.

  • Bella Shepard

    You have chosen stunning, visceral imagery in crafting this poem. Beautifully done dear poet, you made me feel it.

  • hzugman

    Verynice job, TWC. Suggestion: Why not post your Amazon link with your Comment from the author about the poem. In that vein, here's my you tube link to my amateur singing:https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCNq81JwkxHf5-byQ-i355Ew/analytics/tab-overview/period-lifetime.

    • Thomas W Case

      good advice. Thank you

      • Thomas W Case

        There we go. I did it. I have it on my profile page, but your suggestion is well taken.

      • Tooway

        Down I go into the gray and brown.

        This is the only part that I cant make sense of, love the word play in the rest. Can't tell if it's cultural differences that I don't get the first line or if it went over my head. No need to explain, just didn't want to be sincere of something I liked but didn't understand fully. Thanks

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