Tuesday, October 11, 2011

skimmed over


i skimmed over
my morning coffee landing on the headlines
(Job)less rates up
a tattooed Europe getting edgy,
despondent, just a bit of

catching up with current - after hooking up
with classmates from
a recently removed century - we discussed
its passing, passing into
those who have all ready
been taken, now

all is (old) news
and this once hot cup is getting colder
along with a dead King - i feel need to
locate a Starbuck's on my iPhone
order a
Caffe' Americano - as i

reverse, reflect and recycle pages....

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2011

have been traveling went to a class reunion from a past century.....had a great time.....


posted for Magpie tales and d'Verse open link night.


23 comments:

  1. Wonderful! A thoughtful write and interesting read.

    ReplyDelete
  2. glad ya had a great time... love the cool, subtle vibe of interest to this poem. nice

    ReplyDelete
  3. smiles...love the tattooed europe and the recently removed century...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely poem...I loved the 'tattooed Europe' as well. I guess what is happening now has happened before. (Also loved the photo of that 'hooking up with classmates') :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice pondering of the state of the world, the times and the mind.

    ReplyDelete
  6. why is it i feel i have not seen you in a bit...really nice play on the magpie prompt and hte state of our world...recycled is def the way the news seems in our ever spiral downward...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Glad a fun time was had by all and great skim too, seems to be all one can do today, with the same stuff over and over.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I avoid tv and newspaper headlines.. too draining.. we need to recycle some of our current ways.. so much pressure on our world today..

    great poem !!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Glad you had a great time...nice write.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Welcome back. Hope you got to see some mn colors. I too reread pages back to front over that second cup. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I find much to admire in your work-- you have a wonderful sense of craft-- succinct and resonant detail and image-- xxxj

    ReplyDelete
  12. Full marks for the recycling! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like that "tattoed Europe getting edgy." Good poem, B.K.

    ReplyDelete
  14. nice reflection of our immediate needs compared the world around us

    ReplyDelete
  15. this is so funny sorry do not have Starbucks coffee houses on the islands but if I did would place an order too
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/11/the-day-of-the-dead/#comment-1682

    ReplyDelete
  16. ha- love the word play throughout. glad you had a nice trip. miss you, too. thanks for stopping by :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I will go to starbucks with you Bkm....like Sheila i love the word play....amazing writing as usual! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Life flies by so quickly doesn't it? You glance away for a moment and suddenly you're the older, the greyer, the has been. At least that's how I feel! Once your friends have grandchildren and you have friends beginning to die, it's a wierd trip. You've captured this well here.

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a great use of the picture. I love your poem.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What makes your poetry distinctive, uniquely yours is that it falls between the words, and is tied up in small details. Excellent.

    ReplyDelete
  21. perfectly pointed in its final line, perfectly poignant ~ Rose

    ReplyDelete
  22. Nice! Love the feel, the edgy poignant flavor.

    ReplyDelete
  23. "after hooking up
    with classmates from
    a recently removed century"

    Great way to put it! I skipped my chance this year, though. We cycle on...

    ReplyDelete