second flush

photoart roses
poem & photoart – ยฉ2018 Laura Granby

It only takes a second of metaphorical time
to tie pieces of poetry on a line
baited for the challenge as fish to fly
– no match for a prize writer though
nor ever runner-up to best of show
just jottings down to free the flow
keeping pace for yet another go
this word association in a heated rush
succeeds by way of a second flush

A hurried planting in the Imaginary Garden’s prompt:ย April Second

32 Comments on “second flush

  1. At the age of the hot flushes, this took on new meaning…


  2. Your opening line is absolutely mesmerizing!๐Ÿ’œ sometimes it’s more satisfying to write good/fun poetry rather than winning a prize. There is always next time ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. “…for fish to fly.” Indeed. That’s how I feel about poetry these days. I wrote poetry as a teenager; then I went to J-school and lost the desire and the talent. I much prefer reading your poetry. I would have to write 100 drafts, and, still, I wouldn’t be happy with my own verse. Very nice words and image. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • That is sad Beth – sounds like J school killed the seed. I appreciate the times you stop by to read my attempts but were it not for the likes of you and the wider poetry community I would not dare to show a single line. I hope you find your Muse – sometimes it takes a tempting prompt for us fish to take the bait.


  4. We’re allowed to relax and just have fun sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚


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