Tripwire

Why do little poems sleep all day and start clamoring for attention the minute my head hits the pillow?

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Tripwire

There’s no trap door, no tripwire

no snare waiting to be sprung.

You can step where you will and I will

not react

immediately.

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©2013 Jason Anderson

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2 thoughts on “Tripwire

  1. I really like this. I can sense a story behind it without needing to know what it is. And I agree about poems coming at night. The other day I wrote one somewhere between 3:30 and 4am and edited and posted it after finally sleeping. It’s when my mind finally stops being distracted by other things and is free to go where it really wants.

    • Thanks so much your kind comment! 3am seems to be prime time for me, but late night in general is a magical medium. If only the rest of my life didn’t insist on taking place during “normal” hours 🙂

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