Uncertain Distance

Mist diffuses
The vibrant green
Of newborn leaves on
Elms along the distant road
Rush hour uncertain, hushed

Diffused by a vapor curtain
Angles softened and distance obscured
The world seems to draw closer
As in a room one draws the blinds
Separating intimate space

In the midst of subdued hues
Softly unhurried footsteps
Filled with immediacy
Leading to uncertain delights
In a distant room

Driving is surreal
Suburban landscape
Disappearing at variable distance
With familiar uncertainty
Like a faded watercolor

Diaphanous world
Colored with pastels
Applied by translucent hands
Melting in the mist
Of uncertain distance

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juneaukid 5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

A very nicley crafted poem!


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States Author

I am glad you enjoyed it, Juneaukid!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Great poem Tom , I really enjoyed it.

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Thank you for sharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

There is a gentleness to this one that is comforting.


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks so much, Eiddwen!

I love the subdued tone and pensive ambiance of a misty morning, Randy. :)


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Great poem.


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, CS!

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