Thursday, October 04, 2012

Friday 55-Seismic Shift



FRIDAY 55

Silently
beneath the surface
pressure builds,
plates warp,
cracks form.

Busily,
above the surface,
we go about our day
thinking we know
who we 
and they
are,
what we will do,
where we will go.

Suddenly,
the ground rolls,
heaves,
and tosses us 
without regard.
We are left wondering 
about all
we thought
we knew.

22 comments:

G-Man said...

Trini...
I think about that every day.
Brilliant observation.
Great creativity.
Awesome pic.
Loved your 55 Michelle
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End.
(I love it when you play...)

G-Man said...

I love it when I defile you FIRST!!

magiceye said...

So true So true!!

Stephen Hayes said...

The earth holds onto its secrets, no matter how hard we try to learn them.

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, if something like that pops up in your yard or mind, you're going to be questioning a lot of things.

Dave said...

I know the feeling having experienced earthquakes first hand. Good picture and poem Michelle - Dave

Lydia said...

Written by someone who has been through an earthquake (or two), I presume! If not, you have an excellent imagination for reality.

Beach Bum said...

Great writing!

Frankly during such times tequila comes in very handing allowing me to ponder events.

~Dragonfly~* said...

I hear your e wry thought....even those not written....Ibelieve we both are experiencing emotional earth quakes right now...and it does make it feel as though the earth itself is heaving us to and fro..... Excellent poem, yet again. We will survive!

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Awesome observation and scary too.
Makes me wonder more now...yikes!
Wonderful picture prompt and goes so well with your wonderful poetry!
Mine is here
Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
hugs
shakira

izzy said...

Great! thanks-
I had a brief encounter with one in my much younger days- did not like it at all! - & certainly makes you question what you know!

Other Mary said...

Wonderful word work here. Great metaphor. Have a great weekend.

Craver Vii said...

That's exactly how I feel when I'm spending time with my siblings. ;-)

Daryl said...

Most excellent ... deserves re-reading .. enjoy the weekend

Pearl said...

So much going on that we know nothing about...

Pearl

Uncle Skip, said...

We know a little bit about seismic shifts out here on the Left Coast, both the literal and the figurative... oh, yeah and the virtual.

Craig said...

Great, evocative poem.

I've been thru a few of those earthquakes, myself. . .

Thanks.

Melissa Bickel said...

Well I'll comment on your poetry. Great imagery and flow. There is no doubt as to what you mean.

I think sometimes we get caught up in what we think we know and never realize, there's far more substance than just the surface..

Enjoyed this Lime...

Secret Agent Woman said...

Okay, that's enough. You simply MUST stop writing about my life.

Heaven said...

Nature has a way of reminding us our place, doesn't she ~

Nice one ~

coopernicus said...

sounds like what i se every time i look in the mirror...

Linc said...

This is wonderful. I'm not sure if you were writing literally or metaphorically, but obviously you've hit two nails right on the head! Bravo! Here's mine: New Deal