#103 of 365 – “metal”

“metal”

 

mercy from the skies

trouble from below

today I travelled in between

with no clear way to go

 

I felt strange and faint

like warmth swallowed up in the snow

and off-balance, trying catch my breath

on the edge of vertigo

 

I waited for the blessings

I hoped the heavens would bestow

waited for the sub-terrain

to offer it’s furlough

 

but what I needed was my own

permission, finally, to grow

and the willingness to take my metal

and shine it for the show

 

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to #103 of 365 – “metal”

  1. pi314chron says:

    Simply inspired! Strangely, I hear both Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost in the thumping cadence. A wonderful, wonderful display of depth and precision, Merle!

  2. Blackbird says:

    Wow! Thank you so much Ron. Just to be mentioned in the same sentence as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost is an amazing compliment…and it means even more coming from you.

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