Front porch wind chimes put you in Japan
I had to tell you I do not travel well
in the park you had an attitude of annoyance
an appropriate noun for a familiar diminuendo
a rendezvous just after the happy nonsense plot.
A long history of creatively loading a lot in a routine day in
day out makes you think a martini might be a plan
to evolve some kind of miraculous cue.
You mention the Clematis large as dinner plates
and someone might nod so what
but such is the way your mind revolves and gets lonely as a discarded hat
and maybe even sickly if I find myself.
The other one fast- walks through the village
dressed like a gift-wrap all the way to the beach
she’s only old as she acts never-the –less it’s patently over-done
still everyone loves it
must be an Avatar a special magical being out of Africa or clouds.
Awake all night it only gets worse even fearful
but there you go watering lonely dependent birds and roses
goes to show how bizarre and rather sad life can grow.
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Joan Payne Kincaid has published a collection of work entitled Greatest Hits with Pudding House Publications. She has also published a book with Wayne Hogan entitled The Umbrella Poems in which we both contributed drawings of some of our poems. She has also published a collection of haiku entitled Snapshoots on the web at <TMPoetry.com>. Her work has been published in Gargoyle,Hawaii Review, Limestone Poetry Review, Licking River Review, Iodine, Hampden,Sydney Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Santa Clara Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, South Central Review, The South Carolina Review, Cross Currents, Georgetown Review, Edgz, 88, Oyez, Modern Haiku, Iconoclast, Lynx Eye, Yalobusha Review, Mother Earth Journal, Tule Review, The Quarterly, Cairn, among others.
Her other submissions can be seen here.