The skip-rope jump dance of my runaway imagination (a poem)

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Sword lily, I detected this—
not that I saw it coming, mind you
but there was something about the day

I’ve felt this before
but not quite the same way

I have to temper my anticipation
before my imagination runs away with me

It hasn’t realised there’s no escape

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I don’t know the temperature
at which bronze melts

Something tells me I should

3
They had that coconut curry soup
at the Thriftway again today

I’m waiting for the rice to finish cooking
and trying not to think about
what I want to be thinking about

My imagination wants to play
but I’m afraid of where it’s going to take me

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I’ve felt this before
but not quite the same way

and I can’t think of another non-sequitur
to distract me from whatever that is

Oh, and here comes my imagination again…

(24 July 2019)


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