(photo courtesy of wikipaintings.org)
She twists, she turns, she tumbles and falls.
Like green Gumby rubber-man/ child wide-eyed in wornout toy box,
Nimble, pliable woman,
When the wind blows, the cradle may fall,
But mother catches baby, husband, parents,
And all the rest.
In the middle of raising parents or is it raising kids,
She yearns to sit at the feet of the master acrobat,
Learn the art of dexterity,
Living nimble, bending, twisting, turning
Corners of her life, with skill and ease,
Stretching limbs to meet the needs
This world of hers throws at
Her, life, a whirlwind, whirling dervish, world.
She, Mary Martha ambidextrous hybrid, serving and loving
Longing to learn the art of balance.
To live and love and serve in the right measure of, mix of
Both. The proportions just perfect.
Art, not science.
Caring for self, she bends back into the page and writes
A love song to the world, her passion bleeding on the page.
And hears a cry, piercing knife-like in the night
To walk outside, plates and balls all tossed up in the air.
She longs to fold back on the white noise page and write,
Right where she lives.
Folding laudry, folding bedsheets, folding words.
They mix and mingle, they tug like moon at tides.
The words call,
Come play with us today.
The tempting taunting call of passion on the page,
The tension tears.
Joy comes gently in the sweet release
She bends her ear to hear, what’s right.
And leans her head, blood rushing to the brain.
To write the words, her playful playmates posturing for a position
In her life. Right beside mother, sister, wife and other.
To write the balance out, the story,
That is her life.
Words winning, winding their way down the rows.
Poetry calls come play.
And at Thought Provoking Thursdays.
And I’m joining the folks at Tweakspeak Poetry for this month’s word prompt, Surreal. This is my offering on the prompt. (More to come, this is “fun”, sort of). #TSSurreal on Twitter.