Monday, October 24, 2011

Mag88, 10/23/11. Divide and Conquer




















It was a tangled day-
sideways angles converging
in mirrored streets.

Sitting in growing heat,
The Park picnic
side of the family

was about to come down, in two's,
from our third floor apartment.
Meanwhile Mother would carry

the other half to the roof top.
My sister's Party would remain.
My Birthday was going.

Green grass, shade,
blanket and bait
all folded in the back.

River, rocks and fish
waiting  toe-tappingly,
to be laughed and splashed upon.

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

great description in that opening stanza...sounds a busy day as well with two big events but then again that could be lots of fun...

Tumblewords: said...

What fun!

Margaret said...

All that work will be worth it! Birthday and a Picnic. This was clever.

Enchanted Oak said...

I liked your use of the prompt as a jumping-off place for a poem about divergence. And personally, I would have gone with you to the river and the fish.

Jo Bryant said...

i really enjoyed this one

G-Man said...

Wow Izzy!!!
Fantastic......G

Elisabeth said...

Hi I'm here through Enchanted Oak, taken by your comment to her about dealing with your rage, and then this wonderful poem here, from childhood memories I expect. It's good to meet you.

Tess Kincaid said...

Waiting toe-tappingly...love-love...

Lolamouse said...

Love the opening line-it was a tangled day! Sets up the rest of the poem beautifully! Great write!

Cad said...

Some car rides are worth fighting the traffic jams for. :)