Clearly

A woman I know
dreamer, well grounded,
ways of the world, the word
loves clouds
regularly posts pictures
Facebook stratus updates
from expansive plains of Texas

accompanying commentary
concise, imaginative
sweetly humorous, poignant
shapes, ideas, messages
sometimes all the same picture

love the images,
treasure the friendship

I prefer my clouds on their turf
twenty-thousand feet,
living metaphorically, mechanically
flying through, above, alongside
they offer little resistance
playfully tag along, wispfully

my friend and I are
more alike than I knew
while she looks to the heavens
I try to grasp them from within
folly, but worth the try

we are imaginative optimists
each seeing our clouds
in all their potential,
ever mindful of their fickleness

Dreamers, both of us are
though you can easily tell us apart
she is the one with
her feet firmly on the ground

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2017
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About poetluckerate

I am a poet, writer and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 to help rebuild the worst public school system in America. It is a huge challenge to say the least. Now, after ten years, I have returned home to my native Midwest. Writing - in many different forms and ways - has saved me untold thousands in therapy bills throughout the years. Reading my writings may do either the same - or just the opposite - for you. Read at your own risk, as I do not offer writer malpractice insurance. ;-{) I hope you enjoy what you read here.
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