22 September 2010

Life in spice

Spice scattered
to awaken
beat away
numbing fog
the gray of
time spent
time lost
time gained
traveling, battling
on my knees

So I shake things up
with prayers
bold and brave
while I chop
taste and stir
Saved in jars
for a colder day
bite of peppers
beneath the tongue
a strong
and solid

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Alex Marestaing said...

Hope is the truest spice of all. It wakes us up to all the life that's always around us. Thanks for the post.

Mommy Emily said...

so i shake things up with prayer... love this, friend. and love that you did one shot! i hope you might join me for imperfect prose. i always love coming here. e.

Brian Miller said...

best way to shake it up...and adds the spice to life...smiles. no need to save it there is always more...nice one shot!

Anonymous said...

Great imagery throughout.

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Very well said... "I shake things up with prayer..." which is usually the right way to shake things up... I enjoyed reading it....
thanks for sharing...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

super delicious poem...

what a stunning image out there.
love the word flow.

Sandra Heska King said...

A strong and solid Yes!

I love how you do this.