30.1.22 for GoDogGoCafe

snow scene


Taking new steps
on these same old stairs,
time-heavied footfall wears
them to a buffed-up bare.

Take hold the balustrade,
it’s made from an oak branch,
lightning hit it quite by chance.
So steady on. Steady on,

because we’re all just dust.
Just a January wheeze,
taking steps that were,
shall be, and must.

Written for Go Dog Go Cafe’s Tuesday Challenge . Start with the phrase “Taking new steps.”  Featured image “The Raven” Christopher Pratt, 1996  ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

8 responses to “30.1.22 for GoDogGoCafe”

  1. I especially love the last stanza .

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    1. Thanks. Not one of my better , but as someone said recently, you have to write a lot of crap before something interesting happens. 😂

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      1. LOL. I am falling asleep in front of a lot of my own crap right now. I found another painting to work from. I’m on my 4th or 5th attempt. It’s all as bland as a nose blow.

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  2. I love the simplicity of new steps on old stairs; so very true.

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    1. Thank you so much.

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  3. Old steps, new steps…no matter; your closing stanza says it all. Awesome work, Misky.


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