Benchland

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photoart & poem -©2018 Laura Granby

Bent sideways on his bedroom bench
the way a tree gives permanence to prevailing winds
backpack pillowed beneath blanket disguise
on the verge of last night’s puddles, tiptoes anchored
a rough sleeper ready set to go

In just five lines, am meeting Frank at the bar with the shortest of prompts: Brevity

18 comments

  1. Nice sound such as the alliteration in the first line and the similar sound between bench and permanence. It reminds me of someone I’ve seen homeless on the street although you might have had some other meaning.

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  2. i imagined being bent by sleep like the tree was to prevailing winds, a very interesting thought. i so enjoyed the flow of your words describing the tree and the sleeper, both had relinquished themselves to an outside influence.

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