Monday, July 15, 2013


I'm gray
and sane
as stone.

the downs.

I traded
such highs
and lows

not to burn
when you come

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads


Anonymous said...

damn fine lyrics - wish I had that talent, MZ. great final stanza.

Brian Miller said...

strong piece mz.
agree, the last bit packs the punch in this....

Fireblossom said...

I'd rather burn.

Susan said...

I too might rather burn if I were younger. Romance, too, is like playing with matches. Clear crisp poem, grey and smooth and sane.

Susie Clevenger said...

Strong words...gray and sane as stone..Nice!

Lorraine said...

harsh, true I burned out so badly I never could see anyone this this is me

Helen said...

Yesterday was a long day ~~ Gemini/Scorpio/Capricorn got me through the first few (in the end there were five) hours of waiting while my son had six posts implanted into his jaws for the replacement teeth that come when healing has completed.


Buddah Moskowitz said...

This is also a koan. I love how you used my poetry form (The Soupy Sales: 25 Words or Less) for this excursion. I's honored.

Seriously, your writing is masterful minimalism. YOu give credence to the aphorism: the best writers are even better editors.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I didn't mean to write koan, but your work has a zen-like simplicity that is powerful.

Marian said...

i love this. oh yes i do.