T

A to Z Blog Challenge Meets NaPoWriMo
Theme:  It’s the Little Things
April 23, 2015

Tonia, Tonic, and Tonicity

i.
tender of truth
and truest friend,
relentless wonderer
who wanders the curves;

wizard of words
with the exponential sight,
who connects the unlikely
and stirs deep, rich silt;

ii.
ardent seeking,
steadfast fierce

a grace I daily receive,
the water I’m glad is still there

fervid focus
but a kangaroo mind,
a paradox with powerful wings

iii.
the rein will only break your hand;
climb on and twine the mane,
hold on, lie low,
and fly,
feel muscles ripple and tense
below the wind and sleek skin,
remark on the power, but not aloud;
preserve the trance

the sugar cube won’t always do

iv.
she’ll walk the world
to find the beauty,
to overturn rocks
to turn up laughter
that keeps the teflon coat cracked

v.
a phoenix will flame you,
flummox and grieve,
rekindle, flare back, form up and present,
reassemble, and faithful attend

vi.
it is not as we thought;
in fact, the butterfly
is the collector of beauty,
the netter, the trapper,
the close-scrying eye.

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6 thoughts on “T

  1. Such an amazing topic. How did you ever choose it? Seriously lovely post. I like the stanzas on different themes. So many great descriptions and word plays, I don’t know where to start in my admiration for your skill. I’m flattered indeed, but mostly, I just love how you approached this.

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