You Get That...

Do you ever feel glum
Like the world’s closing in
And though you’re quite fat
You feel gaunt and so thin
That if you perchance
Were to step on a crack
You would vanish forever
And never come back?
Well it happened to me
Just an hour ago
And what it was caused by
I don’t really know
Though right at this juncture
I’m willing to guess
(But I’m really no expert,
To that I’ll confess)
Now that the summer
Has faded away
I’m feeling quite chilled
To the bone
And the thing
With a chill
It can weaken
Your will
And lead you to feel
All alone…

Then I saw him:

There’s a tree with a face
And it’s looking askew
In mottled green algae it’s clad
It stays in one place
Where it started and grew
And something about it is sad…

© Matthew Penfold 2012

You Get That...

Matt Penfold

Joined December 2008

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The weather has been a bit crappy over the last few days, cold and wet. Yesterday I had a couple of spare hours and though I was feeling unmotivated, I sat in the bush with my my notebook and pen, and a feeling of introspection and melancholy.

In the bleak damp bush, infused with the gurgling sound of a nearby shallow waterfall, I penned this Dr Seuss-like poem. Then I had the feeling I was being watched, and when I looked up, I saw, right in front of me, the wrinkled face of an old man with a bulbous nose… He was in the bark of a tree, and the algae and moss had provided him with a pale green shirt. I wrote a few lines about him and then photographed him with my phone.

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