You let it all hang out,

nouns, idioms,

dangling participles,

taking a chance on


the conventions of language

to underscore your point.

Your openness spills ink

onto life’s crumpled


pages. Your transparency

builds a story line,

romantic innuendoes

of historical significance


which weave complexities,

nuances of tone and metaphor,

smudges of graphite

on lines yet un-penned.




14 comments on “Dangling

  1. Robert Rife says:

    Wow, this one’s awesome. Good job!

  2. Love it! Brava Melody πŸ™‚

  3. Wonderful thoughts. I like the way you take things in nature and let it speak to us in so many ways. I have wanted to do that myself, but haven’t. You are a great encouragement to me.

  4. Caddo-Jael says:

    Hmmm, wonder if you’re speaking of anyone in particular, or if, like I have to say sometimes, “it’s just a poem”. Anyway, I liked it a LOT! God bless you Big–love, sis Caddo

  5. Pam says:

    “smudges of graphite on lines yet un-penned” – love this!

  6. lylekrahn says:

    I particularly liked the smudges of graphite line as well.

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