POETRY

A poem

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Frayed around the edges — rue
Not you—
Gray as the concrete towers, stacking
fleets demand autumn sun’s attention
Necks craning, unaware of deception
elbow neighbors hardly breathing

Do they not know their inconsequence?
Like the towers of no consequence
the gray edge of vying eats their cells, ignores pleas —
Commandeers…

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Some stories land in more than one home

Updated September 27, 2022

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On completing the first pour, our tea sommelier presents the emptied small glass vessel for aroma appreciation. O gosh! I can get drunk on the fragrance alone. Notes of mountain orchids, complex earthy elements, and hints of wild rock drift through the nose. Long, smooth, and…

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Lunar reflections

Mirroring of Lotus: Zhu Legeng. Art Macau 2021/©PseuPending

Tonight, love requited, unrequited, hopefuls
float where lanterns flicker, full moon shimmer —
gossamer sheer, veiled secrets adhere

Tonight, atrocities seek truce
Blades in sheaths, families gather —
delicacies familiar bring laughter

Tonight, blossoms offer best empathy
Budding joy blooms know, ripened glory too —
only autumn arrivals fully construe

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A Poem

Ginkgo leaves in their fall color. Photo: Joe Schneid, Louisville, Kentucky [source]

Translucent flares of soft gold cascade
down from branches up again
midair, swaying on invisible hammocks,
sashaying moves beguile
Summer ends with a swirling breeze
in the land of poets and ginkgo trees

Prehistory ginkgo birthed, dodged glaciers deep
in central China — fellow plants extinct
Survived hellish Kanto fire, outlived
Hiroshima bomb¹…

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PseuPending (Seu)

PseuPending (Seu)

Leisure is a path to the thinking process. Museum Educator/ Contemporary Art Researcher/ Modern Nomad/ Lover of Good Eats. Top writer