Quiet Flutter

Calm water ripple photograph

I have no rhymes for you, no metaphors

And sonnets are old-fashioned.

I could compare you to something beautiful,

Compare you to the Moon undressing of her pride

To bathe in a turquoise lagoon

Garlanded with coral reefs

And fanned by palms and birds of paradise.

But you are nothing like that

You are


You are as simple as a glass of water

During the tyranny

Of a summer afternoon.

Still, that would not do

You would not understand

You would think

I was some helpless poet

Trying too hard

To make you his muse.

Better not say anything then

Better keep silent

For in such matters

There’s much eloquence in silence.


Photo by Ian Keefe on Unsplash

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