Day 18: He and I and Buttons

He & I – a World Covered in Buttons

We take a brisk walk in the forest.
Pine air.
Mud sings
in the rubber soles of our shoes.

A euphoric dog slips in and out
of rust-dried bracken, its tail
cycling the air for balance.

Cold haunts the shadows here.
it’s sodden and bare, one expects
it in January after sliding rain.

He squints at his shoes.

I’ll throw them in the wash, I tell him.
We’ll listen to them slap around like
fish out of water.

A gleam of sun breaks through.
Reminds me – there’s no need
to live life with intensity …..

….. unless your world is covered
in buttons that aren’t yours.

Inspired by Linda Hill’s  #JusJoJan Day 18 “Cycle”©Misky 2022 Shared with #JusJoJan #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

10 responses to “Day 18: He and I and Buttons”

  1. The last five lines are beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Welcome, as always. 🙂


  2. We’ll listen to them slap around like
    fish out of water.

    A terrific simile!



  3. A world all buttoned up. What would we do witness buttons, scattered everywhere like acorns? Love this.


      1. You’re very welcome.


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