Spotlight Poet: Chad Bittner Hurt

Spot 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shake

The other
shoe dropped
I’m not surprised
or confused

Keep it moving
count my breaths

one
two
one
two

Obvious and apparent
are my children to rear

They grow quickly
if I give them enough
rope to hang

I have to because
I can’t get anywhere
from here

I need to go
somewhere
else first

I usually begin
with a thought
planted by a
therapist in
my earlier
years

“Mother was never there.”

with this to chew on
I can go all over the place
damn near everywhere

When I look back
I only ever see one set
of footprints behind me

So It’s just me
advancing in sand
but I’m in a good place

I Keep up with cleaning
every once in awhile
apply a fresh coat of paint

Lipstick on a pig
in the Saharan sun
that burns clear away

Other shoes keep dropping
but I refuse to take the bait

I won’t even look their way
though they still manage
to feel like an earthquake

 

© Chad Bittner Hurt

Featured Writer from “Creative Talents Unleashed Writers Group”
www.facebook.com/groups/ctupublishing

 

Photo Credit: © Donna Sanders



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