grey morning

rain muffles the noises
of the heavy shrouded dawn

the city unfolds slowly,
tentatively,
as cars whoosh water in the wake
of the bursting clouds

blackness dissolves into spectral mist
the spots of windowlight disappear

colorless facades take their place
as the horizon shifts

the sense of yesterday lingers

like a pause waiting
between opposing forces
for one or the other
to tip the wheel around

today becomes a space

reserved for nothing
empty of ambition
of any sense
of being connected

pull the covers up

close your eyes

For dVerse MTB, hosted by Grace, where the poetic device is imagery.

38 thoughts on “grey morning

  1. Your poem took me back to rainy London streets, Kerfe, when I would happily pull the covers over my head. I love the way the ‘rain muffles the noises / of the heavy shrouded dawn’ and ‘spots of windowlight disappear / colorless facades take their place / as the horizon shifts’ – you’ve captured it perfectly. And back then the sense of yesterday did linger. Living in the country now, each new day seems to be washed clean.

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  2. pull the covers up
    close your eyes

    It is attesting to the sense of rest leisure and even laziness and frustration brought by the lockdown as many are now saddled with. Love the slow-moving sense of time, K!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Jane. These days yesterday lingers into tomorrow as well.
      It’s an old painting. I haven’t been painting much lately, mostly doing collage. Painting is much harder, and I need more psychic space than I have right now.

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  3. Your poem is exemplary. Your artwork is fantastic. How lucky you are to be so gifted at each endeavor. Kim noted the many lines I liked of your superb wordsmanship.

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