under the awning

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Under the awning it took me, arrested me, foiled my plans. And then it left me, its work was done. And so was I.
It was a sweet awning, red and white striped, its fringes riffling in a breeze that smelled of hope. And it promised shade, I saw it myself.
Shade was the trouble, though. So tempting, so hard to judge… It was darker than I thought, and so much cooler. I understood, soon after I’d stepped under, when the maddening buzzing began, like an angry black fly trapped in an airless room with no way out, an angry fly that never dies.
My desires had seemed so simple, but simplicity is more complex than it seems…
For every minute of peace, there is an hour of noise. It is all lopsided and raining on muddy puddles. The sun shines in spurts, goes in when we go out. Time drives poorly, first speeding then slowing, headed for slipping away.
Chances slip into the yawning sky, like balloons into the ozone layer. Misfortunes are mudslides trapped in valleys. And I am caught in quixotic dreams here, under the awning.



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2 Responses to “under the awning”

  1. June 2, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Simplicity is so much harder than it’s sold…especially if you have a head that soars and sinks…let’s catch a breath and have some tea under that awning..it is indeed pretty and a fine place to catch breath and spin out our dreams..what a lucid..crystal..and knowing piece…fine work Ms Z x

    • 2 zanzinece
      June 2, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Lovely comment, Jae! As crystal and knowing as you’ve credited my words. It made me want that tea with you, made me feel as if the company we two would keep could protect us so as to allow the inspiration that would, in turn, allow our dreams : )

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