toast and traffic jam

toast and traffic jam
in the sweaty heat of morning

I shiver
doing marvellously well
startled thoughts awakening to day

hesitate freely
like a smaller wind
beware of the
angry faux fur jacket
the terrifically-funny scarf
and the good natured idea
for thoughts change like thin words

think with fat fonts
think with originality, hope and freshness
sing charmingly, always

by mary ann blinkhorn

21 thoughts on “toast and traffic jam

  1. simonhlilly says:

    Toast and a hint of bitter coffee…..

  2. Maxi says:

    …like thin words, ah yes.
    blessings ~ maxi

  3. alvason says:

    thoughts slide like eels.

  4. laurie27wsmith says:

    Love it Mary Ann, I see you’re still in that underground cafΓ©, full of cigarette smoke and aromatic coffee. πŸ™‚

  5. alvason says:

    back should be bank …

  6. Raani York says:

    I love the words, Mary Ann. Such a special poem.

  7. clinock says:

    great title…stunning poem, full of filmic images and lines that keep hop-scotching in my head…

  8. belfastdavid says:

    “sing charmingly, always”

    What a good thought that is to carry with me through the day πŸ™‚


  9. ha, think with fat fonts, how fun!

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