Wednesday, April 25, 2007

rock star

the light was hiding behind
dark espresso
adjective clouds

it was the rougher form
of tag we were playing –
evening exercises
for overactive thoughts

confident doubts
of a calm mirage
floating nervously –
hovering over couches and chairs
knowing the electric moment was coming

cat tail
under the rocker

15 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

OUCH!!!! Ours can spit out a whole string of "dark espresso adjective clouds" when her tail is caught in the wrong place. Excellent!!

aurora said...

Um. Wow! The layers to this one!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! You can pretty much hear this poem I reckon. Thanks for the great words my friend.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Aurora! I was kind of piling them up a bit on my way to the noise at the end. Glad you liked it my sweet.

ozymandiaz said...

such anticipation...
broiled in expectations and anxieties

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Ozy! No point is waiting for the fireworks if you don't lite the fuse! I'm glad you found this good for you my friend.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I like dark espresso adjective clouds-lovely poem such tension-getting to the end of most recent course work and hoping to catch up soon-hope you are well
Sue
x

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! I hope the end of such a busy period is in sight for both of us. Thanks for the wonderful comment sweet lady!

gautami tripathy said...

We teachers are very familiar with such feelings...the tension and all..

Russell Ragsdale said...

Yes we do, my sweet! Thanks Gautami. Yes I'm at work for the seventh day in a row this week. Hope it is going better for you!

Don Iannone said...

Beautifully done. I would agree with Aurora that there are many layers to this poem. And I would agree with Pat about cats, having three. Hope you are well. Go Cats! The ones from Tucson of course.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Don! I'm well and hope the same is true for you. Go Cats (all over the world, I've got one here and several in Tucson)! Thanks for the great comment.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

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Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Yes Russel lifes a little calmer now, I'm just snatching a few visits between assingments, I see you've been busy, lots of great poems and your refreshing view of life.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Glad to hear that Sue! Starting with the middle of next week I hope my schedule will become easier too! Thanks for the wonderful words and I'm so glad to see you here again!