From Passenger Seat

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #84  (posted by Mish) – Freckles
“I’ve been keeping an eye on my freckles. Yes, that’s what I said. My job takes me outside with little shade for two or three hours per day, building sandcastles, setting up water-play activities, blowing bubbles, feeding the birds, running from fence to fence if only to release energy (their energy.) It’s a playground full of sun-loving toddlers, carefully lathered in SPF 50, complete with floppy unicorn and Paw Patrol hats. Most of the time, in the hurry and flurry of it all, I neglect or forget to protect my own fair skin. So yes, I’ve been keeping an eye on my freckles.”

I remember driving
down country roads,
a passenger, enabling
me to look in any
direction, delighting
in pastoral scenery.
Anticipating ocean
ahead, I saw farmland
freckled in butter yellow
daffodils. Tall grasses
swayed like hula dancers.
There is an advantage
to being a passenger.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to From Passenger Seat

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I hadn’t thought of those grasses swaying like dancers in the wind before. That is what they look like.


  2. farmland
    freckled in butter yellow

    – Lovely imagery!


  3. memadtwo says:

    Freckled flowers…that’s a wonderful image. (K)


  4. msjadeli says:

    your sentiment on being a passenger is wise


  5. Lona Gynt says:

    Nice to not have to keep eyes on the road. Beautiful colorful animated poem.


  6. Mish says:

    Oh I like the imagery of daffodils freckling the farmland and the grasses doing the hula. Wonderful.


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