Tim Kimball

Rookie - 189 Points (April 30,1967 / Fairfax, VA)

Not Quite A Walk In The Park - Poem by Tim Kimball

Not Quite A Walk In the Park

Cracking the people code,
What you see, may not be what is;
Triangles, drawn in the snow,
Leave the mystery intact,
Their movement, leaves a chill...

Trout, swimming upstream,
Wars, ending in compassion,
Wood, splintering in
The presence of magic;
Grass, growing inwards -
Blackheads, in the ground,
And cups, screaming
To be filled
With grateful mounds of golden soil...

A large clump of weeds,
Play a part in the story
Of the fertilization
Of the mind...

Waves, shining back
At smiling faces,
Focused in a close-up
Of blinding light...

Anguish and betrayal
Belie second thoughts
Of a dream state -
Lacerating reality,
And tucking it in
For the night...

The lane behind the mailbox,
Holds a key to frames of memories -
Each one, painted a deep, dark, red,
Vestiges of sentimentality,
Melting in the sunrise...

Deconstruction of
Wasted conversations,
Awaiting their turn,
While pleasantries are explained away -
I heard a moan,
Then realized, it was me....

Topic(s) of this poem: nature walks

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Not Quite A Walk In The Park by Tim Kimball

  • Jazib Kamalvi (11/10/2017 8:07:00 PM)

    A nice poetic imagination, Tim. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/10/2017 5:57:00 PM)

    Grass grows inward with magic. Brilliantly expressed poem this is. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 10, 2017

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