Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stories Start

Stories start
with sympathetic vibrations,
shared suns,
and revolutions;
it's second chapters
that just might change
your life.

Middles are more
of a muddling through
anarchy -
all you didn't do -
and feeling your way at the fray-
ing edge
of hindsight

to the half-past midnight

of the bitter end.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! I am thunderstruck at how apt and brilliant this is. The second chapter that just might change one's life, the muddling through, all we didn't do........"the fraying edge of hindsight". Whew! You know how to use your words!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I know you'll understand, so... holy fuck, this was excellent! Among the great lines:

"the fray-
ing edge
of hindsight"


brudberg said...

Oh the damnation of hindsight... and I really wanted a happy end.

Margaret said...

noo..... not the bitter end. Not after all THAT muddling ...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is incredibly powerful! Especially; 'the fray-ing edge of hindsight' gave me goosebumps!!

Anonymous said...

I sat beside this at the bed of death. All I could do was listen and warn others.

Marian said...

Muddling. That's exactly what I am doing. Sigh!

Sioux Roslawski said...

MZ--Those last five lines are especially amazing.

Thotpurge said...

yes the second chapters!!!

grapeling said...

feeling this one especially close tonight, MZ. thank you ~

Kim Russell said...

Oh Mama Zen, this poem just slapped me in the face and I felt it sting!

Anonymous said...

I can certainly relate to muddling through and the bitterness. Well done.

Gillena Cox said...

I tend to luv the start, with fresh new feelings and deeply enjoyed your description of this adventure

"with sympathetic vibrations,
shared suns,
and revolutions;"

much love...

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase Blake.

To see a World in a poem.
And a Heaven in a story.
Hold Infinity in the pages of your book.
And Eternity in this all.


molly said...

You're such a cool poet. I wish you would post more often.