Thursday, December 24, 2009

For Dee

Dee supplied the prompt: plastic plant days.

Rivers Wanting

Babies in concert

concert babies

in love

in time

in tuna fish casseroling


plastic plants

casual trailer bliss

the knowing knows

the pastimes passed

we gather &

Detroit glistens

in the days &

nights of days

teena sangs

only you & I were there

the fitting


the bells ring

casting joy down

the lanes

the racetracks of memory

grey matter retrieved

final capitulations

in the history

that regresses &

is not known

baby you would know

in the kneeling

the blessings regale

all the legs

of our leggy days

trailing blooms

across the rivers

signaling want

in our zany druthers

asking nothing

of our future dooms.



Blogger Teresa said...

I liked this one. There is a peace and contentment here that the one above it seems to be missing.

3:51 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Definitely trying for a different vibe. "Bitterroot" was written about five-six years ago, but it ends joyously.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Well, I'm glad to know that something turned those bitter waters sweet. Does it have a character named Mara?

8:44 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

oh man, add instant coffee in plastic mugs, play Mean Mistreater loud on the stereo and let me sit on the trailer steps watching sunset over the lake and I will be getting closer to my home for real. Have to go back and finish reading Bitterroot tomorrow afternoon after the festivities. For now I am sleep bound with the wind blowing and the snow flurrying - Christmas blessings and thanks for this - my present :)

11:18 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: There's always a Mary somewhere; if memory serves, she shows up with an "elf" named Charlotte.

12:36 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: Sounds like there's some writing for you in those cups and steps and lake sunsets. De nada.

12:38 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Check out Exodus Chapter 12. "Mara" is not Mary. Although the character named Mary with the elf named Charlotte certainly do make the bitter coffee sweet...or was it the rot gut wine?

11:07 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

T: Got the Mara tag: that's a name to play with in the future: nice to have it embedded in the story's title. When I lived in Idaho for six months, the Bitterroots were my favorite mountains, mainly, of course, for the name.

11:28 AM  

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