Hump Day Poetry – Week 9 – Where the Fantasy Lives.


Looking forward she thought it was good.

Then again, yesterday was a good

Or so she thought

Of cakes and whistles and whirly gigs,

Of snakes and flakes and strange furry bits.

The old lady thought it couldn’t get any worse

Or was this as good as it got?

It was the half way mark

So from here on it had to be easier

At least one thought so

If the demons and screamers

Could be kept at bay

Who knew what might be achieved

As life wound its way to its illogical end.

In the early morning light she heard it again

The unmistakeable sound of the dawn

The mindless chatter of birds

The scurrying for position

As the food source opened up

The screeching and wailing of the hungry

As she settled in against her pillow

Felt her lover roll over into her

As the heavens opened once again

And life as she knew happened all over

Inside her head where the fantasy lived.


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10 Responses to Hump Day Poetry – Week 9 – Where the Fantasy Lives.

  1. Lori Carlson says:

    This is amazing, Michael! I love where my mind went while reading this and those last few lines are shear brilliance! A rich, healthy fantasy life is a good thing! Thanks for linking up to Hump Day Poetry!

  2. Lori Carlson says:

    Reblogged this on A Whispered Wind and commented:
    Sharing some beautiful Hump Day poetry…
    Comments are disabled. Please visit Michael’s blog to leave a comment. Thanks!

  3. wildchild47 says:

    There is a lovely wild beauty to this – a softness and acceptance, and yet a slight rallying against the routine, then a decision that it’s all just a part of a flow, a natural way, and perhaps, there is comfort to be found and appreciated in it – because in those moments, we are grounded, and resting before the next wild ride.

    Really really enjoyed the tone, the verse, the lines, the images …. in short, the whole shebang Michael – absolutely moving. 🙂

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