By a thread? It’s a 6.

everything looks, appears the same, clock hands still move clockwise
and “hello, how are you” still rings true
look closely nevertheless, more there than simple surprise
fear, uncertainty circumnavigate inside a solitary cage
and distrust, ballast tanks filled, surfaces to ask “what’s the angle
while the reality of an alternate life rehearses well off stage

20 thoughts on “By a thread? It’s a 6.

  1. lensdailydiary May 2, 2020 / 11:54 am

    The idea of your poem reminds me a little of Pete Seegers ” little boxes on the hillside, made of ticky tacky and they all look just the same”, but with a twist. Look deep inside that sameness and you’ll find something completely different.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 2, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      I’m not really familiar with Pete Seeger’s songs other than the more popularized ones so just took a listen to Little Boxes.
      Cool that song lyrics popped into your head! So very true. Each of us, has a uniqueness not replicable (I think it’s a word, lol). While some are “what you see is what you get”, others are layered in a bit of mystery 🙂

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    • Susan Zutautas May 5, 2020 / 9:36 am

      Didn’t think of it till I read your comment, but yes it is a little like Pete Seegers song.


  2. clark May 2, 2020 / 5:10 pm

    to concentrate enough to play the role convincingly, yet not so focused as to lose sight of the stage lights

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  3. Lisa L. May 2, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    I kind of hate when Clark gets to places first and says the things I was going to say! LOL But yeah, what he said. And also brings to mind the question of life imitating art – or vice versa? Nice poetic six.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 2, 2020 / 6:38 pm

      That darned Clark! What’s up with that?! 😀
      A long debated question. Kinda makes you want to break out the Aristotle, huh? 😀
      Thank you, Lisa.


  4. Rhen Laird May 2, 2020 / 11:28 pm

    Brilliantly penned thoughts, description!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. UP May 3, 2020 / 8:59 am

    What Lisa said, and… very good; nothing is ever the same from now on…right?

    Always love coming here

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  6. Susan Zutautas May 5, 2020 / 9:39 am

    I too love coming here but prefer to come early to comment which I was unable to do this week. I totally agree with everyone here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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