Unavailable Until Further Notice

For The Sunday Whirl prompt: Wordle #202

knead, excuses, wind, drive, sting, images,
string, trip, club, plant, trample, begin


Unavailable Until Further Notice

They huddle there in a ragged string
of reluctance, some kneading hands,
others mumbling excuses about
how difficult it is to begin.

Offer them various images,
scenarios that might plant
them firmly on stage, each
with role truly suited to their talents.

Their continued resistance stings.
Usually more than willing, they
trip over themselves to cooperate,
almost trampling one another to please.

Their lack of enthusiasm contagious,
write a note to leave on my desk.
They join me under the alpaca throw
where we dream together of driving

south in search of warm winds,
soft sand between our toes, smell
of deep sea in our noses, and where blue
petals of poetry are only made by others.

Elizabeth Crawford  3/8/15



About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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17 Responses to Unavailable Until Further Notice

  1. jae rose says:

    Sometimes snuggling up and dreaming is the best adventure we can have in that moment..may it be a wonderful one xo


  2. Misky says:

    That alpaca throw sounds deliriously wonderful.


  3. Mary says:

    Ah, the idea of driving south in search of warm winds definitely has its appeal! And blue petals of poetry….awesome.


  4. annell4 says:

    Simply lovely!!!


  5. Sherry Marr says:

    Sometimes huddling under the blanket is just what we need to emerge refreshed. I plan to attempt some Couch Therapy today myself, LOL.


  6. C.C. says:

    This reminds me of a Word Porn word I stumbled across recently: Drapetomani (n): An overwhelming urge to run away. That sand between the toes sounds awfully tempting 🙂


  7. I am tired of hunkering down and trying to stay warm….I need that blue sky and warm sand between my toes.


  8. It is definitely time to throw off that blanket.. wonderful really.


  9. humbird says:

    trip over themselves to cooperate,’ ~ what a damage we bring when do it….better really take a pause to understand what we want to create in our life…..and then find our own group of people to cooperate with love. Nice work with pic.


  10. oldegg says:

    Shared moments like this are often as memorable as a trip in itself.


  11. totomai says:

    AWOL could be justifiable at times. would like to join your escapade 🙂


  12. Claire says:

    I’m open to any invitation that involves an alpaca throw and dreaming!


  13. Wonderful image and poem. I am all for dreaming whenever possible!


  14. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Well, that description in the last verse certainly does sound enticing! 🙂


  15. Pamela says:

    AA delicious poem, Elizabeth. I am sorry for the late visit. This week has proved to be trying.



  16. Pamela says:

    That should be *A, not AA


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