Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

Turning Points

My head feels like it’s spinning
but it’s really just a procession of
turning points, back to back, spiralling
just out of reach.
Opportunity knocking at my brain
then running away.
So many opportunities that
by the time I’ve mourned the fact
that I can’t take advantage of them all,
yet another set has slipped away.
I could grab one and stuff it in my pocket
but it would probably fade,
like a bus transfer that you roll and fold
until it resembles flannelette.
No, I think I’d better catch it with my teeth,
like a jungle cat, and drag it away,
up into a tree and devour it.
Yes, opportunities should be devoured.
Turning points should be stalked, pounced upon,
and devoured.



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2 thoughts on “Turning Points

  1. Tony Crafter on said:

    Story of my life!

    Congratulations on maintaining the daily output and for keeping up the quality. I liked this one; there are some nice imageries there. Tell me, did those thoughts come rapidly tumbling out of your head or did you have to prise them out like you were extracting teeth, and then polish them up? The poem reads in a very natural and flowing way and gives the impression that you are writing it as you’re thinking it, which makes it all the more readable.

    You’re now 2/3 of the way through your project and on the home straight. Yeehaw! 🙂

    • This one pretty much tumbled out and only took a little bit of buffing to make it reasonably presentable! Thanks for the continued support Tony, yes, in the home stretch now although I’m not sure if I’ll be able to STOP writing a poem a day now! lol!

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