Reality – for d’Verse

                      1976

Reality is a Breakfast Tray

Containing nuts, bolts, and mildewed blocks.

Overflowing, the contents fall off the edge.

Empty, it thuds dully when thumped.

In bad weather it warps, and sometimes cracks.

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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15 Responses to Reality – for d’Verse

  1. frankhubeny says:

    Reality can be depressing. I don’t like things warping. I put together some bookcases in the basement made out of cheap softwood. Some of the boards where warped. I still used them.

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  2. colorfulpen says:

    Reality, not all its cracked up to be.

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  3. Oh, bleak. Too much or too little. I want to put something beautiful on your tray, like a single rose.

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  4. Bev says:

    …and sometimes reality is something special and lovely just waiting to be found …

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  5. I hope that reality could be something more than that … like walking barefoot or something..

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  6. jillys2016 says:

    Such an apt metaphor; reality is indeed something that can be empty at times.

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  7. Reality changes so much as we age, doesn’t it. For me, I have to remind myself “today will be happy.” It’s that darn warped tray that doesn’t work as well as it used to.

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