“…time can be slowed if you live deliberately. If you stop and watch sunsets. If you spend time sitting on porches listening to the woods. If you give in to the reality of the seasons.”
I was reminded of that spring
Before the homebound life, when
A dragonfly, irredescent sapphire,
Accidentally pitched itself into the
Jaws of my ancient Pontiac, ragged
Edged and rusty and ready for the
The wrecking yard, but quickly I
Pulled off the road and popped the
Hood, out it flew, that peppered
Pod with compound eyes, unharmed
Still quite able, propelling itself on
crystal wings etched like Art Deco
It fluttered, headed one way and
I another to Año Nuevo State Park
A vast multiplication of blues and
Greens, of sky and ocean, and Oh!
Fin-footed elephant seals sunbathing
© 2020, Jamie Dedes
WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT
Share with us this week a singular seasonal (any season) moment that for some reason (any reason) continues to pulse with life in your memory. What makes it so vivid an experience? What were the colors, scents, shape, encounters with nature that made such a deep impression on you? Share this episode in your life in your own poem/s and …
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