Strolling Through a Friday Mind

Standing over six feet three
and one-hundred 95 pounds
I’m all elbows
in the shower
Hard to know what
I’ll knock down
Bent wings jutting
out like a raptor
riding a thermal
sans elegance
and grace
But I can
place the beans
on the top shelf
and peer over most
everyone else
at the mall
so a banged up shower
is a small
price to pay
And what is it with
the long introductions
to poetry books anyway?
I came
to read
the poetry not
about what it means
That’s for me
to glean
The literary equivalent
to banging my elbows
before I get clean

Author: OdinsBard

Writer, author, Navy vet, musician, intermittent mystic, old soul and practicing poet

7 thoughts on “Strolling Through a Friday Mind”

    1. Yes, I’m tall. 6’4 to be accurate. Sometimes I feel like a giant! And I’m told my eyes blaze like fire when I’m angry or in a mood, so I end up intimidating people without meaning to. Oh well, that’s genetics! 🙂

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      1. Oh my! Yes. I feel everyone about oh 5’10” and taller is very tall. But like you said, at least you can reach the top shelf! I always have a stool around for such things. And I’ve often wondered how tall people take showers… like, all hunched over or something?? lol hhmmm I don’t think fiery eyes would be too bad though…. unless maybe smoke was also coming out of your nostrils, in which case it might be a little intimidating, I’ll admit.

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  1. I did a double take at the lines about the poetry book introductions lol but overall I liked this! I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree because I happen to enjoy the introductions to poetry books. I like learning what the poet was thinking as they were compiling the book and the inspiration behind the poems they chose to include.

    P.S. If we were to stand next to each other, I think we’d be a funny sight, because I’m under 5 feet lol

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