#WRITEPHOTO – Neighbours

Neighbours – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows two houses with matching doors, railings and winter decor.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Granddaughters” by Joy Harjo: thought, dream, fish, wing, river, boat, fever, starlit, red, shift, moon, ripening

We used to be neighbours with our cousins

By the dozens we had fun and laughter

And thereafter we cooked and baked muffins

Now in ruins I dream of a drafter

Starlit starbright with the full moon

And at high noon we go fishing

We swam from the boat in river

And shiver with fever

I still think of our neighbours

Read in papers for our leisure

Such a treasure fruit ripening

Enlightening weaver

My bedroom used to be painted in red

My brother Fred was always in left wing

And like a king he’d strut and go ahead

Such a red head fell down now with a sling

The shift from one to the next by dozens

With our cousins we’d always have laughter

From the rafter we sway with our cousins

And what remains we’re friends ever after*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

*The LaJemme

For: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2022/12/01/writephoto-neighbours/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/11/whirligig-399.html

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