Treasure Island

Dan Reynolds

(Justiceville)

A Dragonfly Dilemma.


The dragonfly decided not to land,
nor decorate his ornate garden pond.
It sought some other gardener's hallowed hand
across the lawn, the beck wall and beyond.

This offspring of the year before's event,
held no known knowledge of his love affair.
It saw no sadness in his missed intent,
to frame its micro-second in the air

His quick exposure through a macro lens
had hoped to freeze the wings while in mid-flight.
To paint the perfect picture for his friends
and share with his software, this magic light.

The blurred and fuzzy images foretold
his once, rock-steady hand was getting old.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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  • Chuck Audette (6/10/2014 1:45:00 PM)

    Did Daniel Einstein even read the poem? If so, he would get that I'm saying the narrator (DR) is not getting old, but maybe had too much coffee to hold the camera steady for that shot in the final couplet... -c (Report) Reply

    Dan Reynolds (6/11/2014 2:07:00 AM)

    Aye, Chuck. Some folk don't know our backgrounds and the subtle winks that familiarity allows us.; ¬)

  • Daniel Einstein (9/19/2012 8:20:00 PM)

    Well, i have to say Chuck Audette is completely full of it, This poem is awesome and you sir, or gal can just be jealous. Leslie knows what i am talking about, so good and awesome define this poem. (Report) Reply

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