January 15, 2021
Photo by Stephen Borkowski

Curious Considerations
A Poem by Marylou Mansfield

Day breaks on a rain soaked day.
Wind begins to fluster treetops.
The fury of it all
remains at bay,
promising to consume
soon enough.
Mind and body
move in slow motion.
Gestures, conversations meander
reposeful and measured.
Thoughts seem trapped,
as collected in a dust rag
waiting to be shaken out 
in the breeze.
As the outside roils,
inside falls into lazy descent.
One more project,
a few more words,
sleep weighing on my eyelids,
will be rewarded
and I will allow
such remedy to soothe my spirit.

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