Radius

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“The radius is the sum of us,”

Was something often said

Then again, numbers took a different form instead.

 

“The radius is the sum of us,”

Was something often heard

Then again, so many thing could be deemed absurd.

 

“The radius is the sum of us,”

Was something often seen

Then again, so many things could be mistaken for a dream.

 

“The radius is the sum of us,”

Was something often felt

Then again, it could be distraction from an ever tightening belt.

 

 

Juggling

JJust having a ball,

Nothing new, nothing at all.

No,  won’t break a window or aim for a car.

No, my mind isn’t that far gone.

Just having a ball,

Nothing old, nothing new.

No, I don’t need something to do.

Leave me be with these oranges three.

Just having a ball

Keeping one in the air.

Another here, the other…

Somewhere, oh why bother?

Just having a ball

No need to shout.

I’d rather stay in

I don’t care if you go out.

Just having a ball

Go ahead and fume

When you leave the room

I don’t care at all.

Just…where did it go?

No, no, not so fast – please talk slow

They were marbles, you say? I didn’t know.

Well, they’re lost now….oh.

 

Havoc

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hell may have its many layers

And Houdini his many tricks

Virtually, every courageous artist and

Outrageous liar knows when they’ve been licked.

Connected like a red-white string, the truth and lies – the gray of reality.

 

Whether it was a cursed artifact or some supernatural thing.

Rotting away, some dead writer’s soul

Imagination was the key

To making what was once private and flat

Inventive prose on paper becoming rock-solid fact

Neverland emerged as did the road to Oz

Given the fantastical reality birthing, gives the writer cause.

 

Somewhere the story spinning

Lines that

Obliterate the once-fifth wall

Wanderers now in our world

Like a life-size adventure chosen

Yet still the fiction’s woven.

 

Imaginary friends now real

New doors in the air

To take the average person

Outside, outer space, anywhere.

 

Over hill and under

River, raven,

Dell

Escaping the many layers of hell

Rash reality forgotten.

 

 

*Inspired by the weekly writing prompt on SnoValley Writes!