My Word of the Month poem

BULLETIN: The Word of the Month for March is TRACKS. Go with it!

Hi everyone,

Here’s my poem inspired by Mary Nida Smith’s word for the month: SUPERNATURAL.

We returned to the condo Saturday from Captiva. Long day’s drive.

That’s When I Knew
by David L. Harrison

She made me magic capes,
draped sheets on clotheslines
to form secret chambers
where superheroes met.
There we sat cross-legged,
muttered mysterious incantations,
swore solemn oaths
to rescue maidens.

Mere mortals never knew
that my quilt,
placed just so on summer days,
transformed into a rocket ship
or that on it I explored
the remotest regions of the universe,
vanquishing alien demons
too dangerous to describe.

Inside the cavernous,
twisting halls of my lair
beneath the table,
she served special cookies
so I could see through walls,
milk for my muscles of steel.
Thus fortified I fought off evil,
rescued maidens who dwelled within
the corridors of my mind.

I knew, then,
when I was six,
how to use my supernatural powers
to save the world.

Captiva

Hi everyone,

We’ll be at Captiva until the 25th. This is our annual “spring break” trip and is considered to be a vacation. Translation is that I’ll check for e-mail and your comments during these eight days but get very little other computer time in. Of course one never knows. I have been known to sneak write a little when the authorities are looking the other way. One of my books, PURCHASE OF SMALL SECRETS, got its start down here. I outlined the book and wrote two or three of the poems that week. I’m always hopeful!

David

Off again

Hi everyone,

We’re off to Captiva until the 25th. This is our annual “spring break” trip and is considered to be a vacation. Translation is that I’ll check for e-mail and your comments during the next eight days but get very little other computer time in. Of course one never knows. I have been known to sneak write a little when the authorities are looking the other way.

David