Blank Faces

Wildflowers, paper collage, 2022

(three short poems, or one poem in three parts in no particular order)

i.

what beginning?

a cup of coffee
a weather report

but then the silence 
would be too much

ii.

an image has certitude;
a mockingbird 
is surer of itself than that

a pair of yellow socks 
dangle from an open window

like yours did once, i imagine

if we never ever reached

iii.

a poem is turbulence
a bonsai
unburies itself
before the words have 
time to settle

9 responses to “Blank Faces”

  1. The collage’ and poem collection go well together. I especially love the line “a pair of yellow socks dangle from an open window like yours did once, i imagine” Both that line and the collage’ leave me trying to recall a memory of my own..from long ago..socks and yellow and uncertainty. Really well done 🙂

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  2. Terrific! I love the opening line, “what beginning?” and the lines, “an image has certitude; / a mockingbird / is surer of itself than that” And the ending is wonderful!!

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  3. Love the collage! There are worse things than having a flower erupt from your brain.
    Your poems are a delight. This stood out to me:

    but then the silence / would be too much

    Silence can be golden, unless it’s between two people, then it can be too much.

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