Weekend Fun–A Poem

Upside and plenty (up side down ness)
would happen
should she launch herself from
that diving board.

Why, standing there, 
right side up,
the trees looked identical
to the water.

Which was real?
The green, the grace, the needles
grabbing the air as it ‘whished’
in the summer afternoon?

Or the water–a mirror of the same
but muted trees, dulled at the tips?
No wind would ‘whoosh’ through them
but might ripple across,
disturbing the glass.

OR–it might be her young, lithe body
dipping in quickly with a ‘ker sploosh!’
to break the surface, shatter the in-between
of the real and the reflection.

The only way to find out was 
to 
just
jump.
~~~~~~~~~~

My across the Cascade Mountains friend, Darlene S. (who blogs at Simply Darlene) posted a photo and a ‘Flash Fiction’ Challenge last week.  
Poetry was okay, she said, so here’s my piece.
A fun time all around.

4 thoughts on “Weekend Fun–A Poem

  1. I have a funny relationship with poetry. I never understand it. 🙂 When I tried to read it to the girls when they were younger, they would just laugh. So I bought cool poetry books and left them around the house. It was the best I could offer them. And guess what … they love poetry.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    Like

Thank you for stopping by...your comments light up my day!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s