Counterpoint

fallen leaves

 

There’s nothing remarkable

about giving Gravity

his way, nothing noteworthy

about this free-fall; no great

burden of excellence hangs

about the necks of the damned

as they rot in earthen graves.

.

Falling is too natural

to draw comments from the stands,

stumbling too easy to raise

an eyebrow or stir surprise.

. 

So when she rose from the dead,

walked away from the compost

in her burnt orange platform

heels, she really stepped it up.

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8 comments on “Counterpoint

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Burnt orange platform heels! You are right; that is really stepping it up 😉

  2. Pam says:

    great twist at the end – made me smile!

  3. Caddo says:

    Ahhh YES!

  4. Melody, you’d never believe my first mental picture and impression ! I first heard the song “Tangerine” in the sultry sounds of the saxophone ~ Automatically I had a yummy swallow of hot pumpkin pie in full gravity down my throat and, the rush of cinnamon mocking another prouder spice i.e. nut-meg. lol…lol

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