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Day 20 – Travelling Without Fare

“Words are moving water, muddy, clear, or both”  ~  Jim Harrison

From Songs of Unreason, this is the quote for day 20 of the 28 Days of Unreason.  Here are my words in response, entitled Travelling Without Fare.

Colors of waves
in her coffee cup

very specific

create depression

(forbidden transfer)

Making her think

“Worry about me”

The silence fades

first

roiling the waters
of the approaching

divide

It was simple
at first

until the excess
of the sweetest

whys

bubbled up

Froth

No sugar

 

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A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

13 thoughts on “Day 20 – Travelling Without Fare

  1. Maybe it is my jet lag, but I’m not getting the first part at all. Everything from “it’s simple” works fine, and is quite good. Just not enough handholds for me before that. Did I miss something?

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    1. You are certainly looking at this from one perspective – you, the reader’s filters, are still king in poetry. However, if you want to understand what the poet voice is saying, think about the context of the title; she is travelling here and she does not have fare. Not only that, but she is denied transfer – stuck on that bus/train. Also, silence of the mind is a luxury of sanity, so if the silence is the first thing to fade…
      The ‘whys’ are sweet and yet, it ends with no sugar = no answers. People who have ever dealt with depression or the like may be more likely to get this poem.

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