genius

i magine him mounted on bicycle

riding a brisk timeline

privileged

self-paced

detached

miserable

trumpet at home in its case

many moons ago

there was only one sun

he blows into cupped hand

smells his breath

by mary ann blinkhorn

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27 thoughts on “genius

  1. transitionstande says:

    I know a recluse genius just like this!

  2. so, how was his breath 🙂

  3. Sometimes these geniuses live very lonely lives too don’t they?
    Really great imagery. 🙂

  4. Berowne says:

    Did the Jobs ghost enter your mind at any point..?

  5. chrisbkm says:

    Drew me right into the character… great poem!

  6. nico says:

    I like this. Clear description, waking up my own imagination.

  7. Sheilagh Lee says:

    interesting story this tells.

  8. Cristi M. says:

    I’ve nominated you for Reality Blog Award.I would be honored if you accept it.
    http://cristimoise.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/reality-blog-award/

  9. Jae Rose says:

    ingesting the wrong things changes your breath..i hope the trumpet may be taken out of its case again..gases exchanged for beautiful notes..jae

  10. Leeza says:

    O I can see him! This is wonderful. (Actually, I’m envisioning my cousin, Richard! Ha!)

  11. Sparse words with vivid imagery. Nice!

  12. oldegg says:

    There are some telling descriptors here which provide the background to the character such as “privileged, detached and miserable”. He walks a path parallel but not the same as ours so it is difficult to engage with him.

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