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POETIC BLOOMINGS, a site established in May 2011 and which reunites Marie Elena Good and Walter J Wojtanik to help nurture and inspire the poetic spirit.

Archive for the day “August 21, 2016”

PROMPT #191 – NOTHING CHANGES BUT THE CHANGES

Changes are again afoot! Autumn is rapidly approaching and whether you like change or do not like change, it is inevitable. We cannot slow the march of time! And we have encountered some changes that are good and some that haven’t turned out so well. Write about change. Something changes, one thing becomes another, spare change in your pocket or change of attitude. Would you like to change something about yourself, or someone else? Give your changes a voice. Write about it before you change your mind!

 

SARA’S CHANGE:

METAMORPHOSIS

Capricious caterpillar inches along
until, one day, he stops eating.
Upside down from a twig, he spins
a silky cocoon. Concealed within
the chrysalis–like a changing tent
on the beach–body parts transform.
Unlike your standard rabbit pulled
from a magician’s hat, caterpillar
vanishes. He emerges a butterfly.
Difference is, no reversion
is possible. Would you swirl,
whirl, and spin as a top to become
something different, if you could?

 

WALTER’S CHANGE:

NICKEL AND DIMING IT

Like sands through an hour glass,
or minutes ticking away, we play
each moment against the next
reflecting how much one thing
changing does not change much.
Such is life. Each of us sits
in God’s pocket like so many
nickels and dimes,
and as times change we remain
pre-determined to our fates.
The debate will rage
and the sage advice is retained.
The more things change,
the more they stay the same!

(C) Walter J. Wojtanik -2016

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