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Kentucky Color: As It Should Be

By Billy Joe Fudge

A little late, late afternoon/early evening, Dog Days of Summer mood setting for all you waterlogged Winterites suffering from The Shivering Delirium!

Melancholy floods my soul
Sitting on the porch at dusk.
The birds have ceased to chirp
In the dark recesses
Of leafy crowns.
And silence,
Slips beneath
The webbed arms of Gray Bats.

Gray Bats dining upon nocturnal,
And unnumbered flyers
Who'll never see the light of day-
Shadowy images traverse the
Lower heavenlies,
Ever drifting
A still and yawning,
Like giant,
Giant camera shutters
Who slowly allow stars
And planets to peek
Through lenses both small,
And large.
Negatives imprinted
Upon my dozing
And nodding consciousness.
Images waxing,
Then waning,
A continuing flux
Of day;
To dusk;
To night;
As it should be.
An earthly order-
Ordered from the Heavens.
As it should be...

This story was posted on 2019-02-24 09:59:30
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