The Dangers of Going with the Flow-Quadrille #132

A rocky stream never goes to bed,
flows like a blackout curtain
spilling me past the shallows
where I cling and gasp,
stranded on a sandbar
amongst a murky pool.
Blind to the bottom,
I undergo the river’s flow
yearning for an open mouth.

© khartless 2021, All Rights Reserved

De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo is hosting d’Verse’s Monday Night Quadrille. Tonight’s theme is stream. Join us in crafting a 44 word poem on the subject.


  1. The image of a stream flowing like a blackout curtain is so incredibly powerful! This is stellar writing 💝💝


  2. My heart skipped a few beats when I saw the video of Brandi … I have a ticket for her show here in Bend Oregon!!!! I love her. And I love how you described the dangers of ‘just going with the flow.’ True.

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    • Oh, that’s wonderful, Helen. Something to look forward to, for sure. I see she is playing near me this summer, but I’m not sure I can make the show. It’s a weeknight. Big fan of that amazing songwriter. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting.


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