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Winging It

Updated on March 21, 2012

Sometimes, we miss flight

A Kryptonian notion, true

Clash-crackle holdover from

The moment of death in past lives?

Gravity is a nonissue to the trout,

Not impending catastrophe

No blatherskite culture, nature

Asserts dominance with teeth

Apropos zephyrs scatter

Lilliputian notions like leaf litter

Our mass, kismet intruding

No matter how unwelcome

Subsisting might be.


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    • northweststarr profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Washington State

      Thank you for your appreciation graveyard-rose :)

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      Heather Marie 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I love this!!!

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      Max Havlick 

      6 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Explain it to me with another poem, NW Starr! Something with your teeth marks on it might work! Challenge me!

      Writing may have other legitimate goals than reportorial accuracy -- critique of reality, for instance, or the writer's point of view, or dreamy illusions of love and beauty, and so on.

      Two people living in the same house may accurately report diff. temperatures when they read temp. gauges on opposite sides of that house. Depends on how deep we are in winter, and how hard the wind is blowing.

      By the way, I didn't say YOU were depressing (just that your poem was full of it) much less that you were inaccurate.

      What you do so well is goad me awake, and inspire me to think and write, and what could be more precious than that?

    • northweststarr profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Washington State

      I have teeth too, and I'm not afraid to use them! (That's a threat, not a promise, Maxi.) If you find me depressing, have a good look around. Am I not at least accurate? ;)

      Red Pill: Enjoy the web. It's catch & release. I'll try to remember to visit your rabbit hole as well. Enjoy!

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      Alem Belton 

      6 years ago from New York

      I'm not sure yet, but I think you are very interesting, lol. When I have more time I will have to remember to venture further into your web. Hopefully I won't get stuck. :)

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      Max Havlick 

      6 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Hearing of your enduring love is great, life-sustaining stuff, Northwest Starr, but who said I enjoyed the poem?!

      It's depressingly full of the clack, clack, clacking of death always lingering at life's door, and the unpredictably bitter winds of fate even the bravest of us can barely tolerate.

      But it's beautifully done, like all your work, and shares with readers how much we have at stake every moment we choose to breath another breath, or love another love.

      So my advice to you: stop mocking your own talent and get to work. Life is all-too-short. My love to you always,


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      6 years ago from Washington State

      Have I told you how much I love you lately, Maxi? I do... really. ;)Glad you enjoyed it! Haven't had a lot of time online lately so trying to get a few of my latest down will see if I can get a few more on the next week or so. Tired of writing poetry advice & just going to use you all as my guinea pigs! (cue manic laughter) Laters!


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      Max Havlick 

      6 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Yes, Nikki, but what fine "big words" they are!

      This philosophical poem shares a great insight into human life. While the very old proverb maintained "Man proposes, but God [aka nature] disposes," here we find mistake-prone humans can suffer savage attacks from "nature with teeth," and see all their big ideas blown up like "leaf litter," but still surprisingly survive for reasons unknown and perhaps unfathomable. The cognitive and existential dissonance, in a few rare cases, may lead a sensitive, talented person to write unusually fine and provocative poetry.

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      6 years ago from Washington State

      Thanks for checking it out! Shouldn't need a dictionary on my next one! ;)

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      Nikki Wicked 

      6 years ago from Louisiana

      lot of big words here lol


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