AprPAD: Day 11

Found source: “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton, Arrow Books, Random House, copyright 1991. Images from the Japanese Edu Period 1600-1890. No CC00 restrictions.


Because She’s the Sweetest Woman

because I didn’t know that Hortensia
was a Hydrangea, and didn’t know
that it meant You Are Cold, and
I’m sure that your mamma didn’t
know that when she named you,
and it’s like a girl I very briefly knew
and met once for lunch in Wan Chai
whose name was Gargoyle, and I
had to force myself to call her that
because it just seemed so gnashingly
cruel and troll-like, and because I
didn’t know what Hortensia meant,

I’ll probably never call you by your
full and proper name. Maria Hortensia.

for NaPoWriMo Day: 11 Victorian Flowers


Ones Mind Is Still Allowed To Wander

the kitchen window is open
on a perfumed garden, and
above, a startlingly quiet sky
into which 917 souls fled
their fevered housing today.

that sky shining, whispering
at us, its self-controlled calm
and dangling emptiness.
I’m momentarily lost in midday
whiteness serrating the horizon
and setting my thoughts adrift.

for PA: Day 11 “Control

©️ Misky 2020 It’s Poem a Day month. These are all 1st drafts.

2 responses to “AprPAD: Day 11”

  1. I was impressed by the phrase “their fevered housing.”

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  2. ‘One’s mind is still allowed to wander’ So evocative of these times, stillness and tragedy under beautiful empty skies – just lovely. I’m also mystified that Michael Crichton had a mongoose in Jurassic Park – go figure eh?

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