Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Not-so-brisk Walk

I'm going out to take a brisk walk
but
barely out the door
there is this:

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(it helps)

Helloooo, cone flower
hellooooo, bee

Two more steps
and then:


I touch its wilted neighbor
and it dissolves
blood red
in my hand

Onward
going to walk
going to walk briskly
but
then


Hellooo, black-eyed Susan
and


giant hippo boulder
. . . 

Walk on, walk on
and then



Oh, mannnn!
Oh, mannnn!
Look at that!

That's it.
I wave the white flag.


I call a truce.
I'm not walking anywhere.
I'm just going to sit here
and 
drool.

xx



15 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh, I see so many creatures in that huge boulder: a toad with a mouth so large, it could swallow you whole, the sleeping head of a tyrannosaurus rex, a bulgy-eyed thing-a-ma-whatter, and, and, and. . .

    The flowers are lovely—better to lure you in, Sharon. Be careful out there.

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    1. About the boulder: yes! Very odd, that boulder. And very cool.

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    2. I got a little carried away with commas here. I'll blame it on the boulder. I could send half a day observing a thing like that. Distraction seems to be a common theme with creatives. If it isn't flowers, it's light and shadow veering us off course. Kind of makes my hubby crazy sometimes. . .

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  2. Lovely distractions! That hippo boulder is incredible.

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  3. I love walks like that! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You and I, Sharon, peas in a pod. We would not travel far, but we would see so much. xxoo

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  5. That orange cluster reminds me of ribbon candy. We had it around after Christmas... after all the 'real' candy had disappeared.

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  6. We have the same blooms !
    I hate to see Summer wane..but they are all beautiful..
    The goosenecks always look like swans to me..

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    1. Ah, 'goosenecks'! I didn't know that term. xx

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  7. Is the boulder what inspired the sleeping bear boulder in 'Chasing Redbird?'

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    1. Ho! No, I've only just met this boulder. . .

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  8. That black-eyed Susan is so cheery and straightforward. If I could be a friend with any flower, she’d be first on my list.

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  9. I keep seeing stars in your flowers...How nice to just surrender to it all! Aren't those polka dots wild on that flower bow?!! Thank you!!

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