Thursday, April 21, 2011

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 62: Break Fast.


breakfast:  
the aftermath


in the aftermath
of your calling, I 

searched for reasons
and found nothing: 

the separation,
your silence, 
the mystery of us  - all 

borne on words 
of your sudden 
voice.

it's the aftermath
of every calamity
that holds our eyes 
to the scene 

and always against
our better judgement. 


Poem © 2011 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

18 comments:

  1. This is a masterpiece break fast, or is it?

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  2. sounds like a relationship that you needed to break fast and get out of! steven

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  3. Excellent, perfect, loved this. Been in this relationship, at least twice - you nailed the spirit of this, my friend.

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  4. ha. yes against our better judgement for sure...hard to let it go

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  5. Very clever punning. Much enjoyment.

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  6. owh wow..nice egg! hehe

    the songs actually from clint mansell.
    well I love all his songs, just amazed me
    everytime listen to it..go check it! :-)

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  7. Love your interpretation of the photo !!!

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  8. No survivors, that's my breakfast motto. Thanks, Rick - fun poem + photo.

    Peter G.

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  9. What a great take on the prompt. Nicely done.

    Lisa
    InspiredbyLisa

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  11. This is very nice. One of your best, Rick.

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  12. Perfectly posed Magpie! Love it!

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  13. I love it when you dig the psychology of human behaviors this way, offering no contrived details, blurring the discipline of what a poem should be. This is a very tight poem, Rick. All words are bare and tender. Sometimes with a subject matter like this, a reader will look for the back story. But I've felt the texture even without knowing how or why it happened.

    And I can only agree:

    "it's the aftermath
    of every calamity
    that holds our eyes
    to the scene"

    My favorite of yours so far.

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