hindsight is 2020

Linking to Linda’s fearless paint chip poetry prompt…I used all the colors 🙂  Also, check out dVerse poetics where Bjorn invites us to write on this time of the plague.


perhaps, looking back, we
may possibly be tickled pink
to experience the good fortune
of living through the apocalypse—
not of destruction, but revelation,
which sharpens iron, unveiling
nuts and bolts of wiser choices
like bright sunburst in your eyes;
the sweet ’n sour of life’s losses
purges the palate (and palette)
even as it washes away our
fragile sand castle dreams.


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paint chip samples

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 13, 2020 @ 09:40:30

    Maybe the shoreline is better without the sandcastles.


  2. Frank Hubeny
    Apr 09, 2020 @ 14:41:28

    Sometimes it is best that those sand castle dreams vanish.


  3. rothpoetry
    Apr 09, 2020 @ 12:21:38

    Good advice! Hopefully we will learn something from all of this!


  4. enthusiasticallydawn
    Apr 05, 2020 @ 21:00:21

    How cool! I am paint chip prompt obsessed too but in a different way! Love the poem!


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