30 August 2014

Just Saying





hot-flash
flash-back
telling the
distance
when I
cannot
tell the
difference



Inspired by Brian Miller's poem 


Copyright © 2014  S.L.Chast



15 comments:

Gabriella said...

Hot flashes do measure time, at a time when we do not really want time to be measured so cruelly.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...ha...hopefully the hot flash is endurable...i should not laugh, sorry...i know them only through my mom and the ladies around me....but the flash back from the music...i get those..a bit more enjoyable...the interplay of difference and distance is interesting as well....

glad to inspire as well...smiles...happy sunday susan

Mary said...

Ha, and the distance does keep getting greater and greater! Sigh.

Sumana Roy said...

Time is everything...the giver and the taker...

Nataša Dolenc said...

can not tell the difference.. but time. :) short but really smart.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Ahh--know this terrain well! Happy Sunday Susan!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"telling the distance".........I like that.

oldegg said...

Those hot flashes of memory and longing do not get less, which is both good and bad. It reminds you have lived your life.

Ankita said...

You have said so much with so few words Susan. Have a great week ahead! :)

G L Meisner said...

A very quick but strong poem.

James Toma said...

to think of one's younger years is to look at your wild n adventurous yesterday. Maybe thirty years from now I'll be having flashbacks of Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus...hahahaha. Good one Susan!!!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

he, he, he, so true.

Stormcat Poetry said...

Hmmm . . . I was 14 and lived 3000 miles away. But we all put flowers in our hair (even the guys,) held hands, and danced in the park to the music on the radio. The distance is not so far as I still feel that spirit . . .

R.K. Garon said...

Cool! You are so sensitive! Nice write.
ZQ

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Most of the time I can't tell the difference either...