11 September, Mozartstrasse

A day of sun and rain either matches
or causes my mood; we have the illusion
like prism’d spray that we have arrived
at a cross-roads again

(the garden drips fruit-full but yellow
un-leaving but budding for fall bloom
as if no one knows what’s coming)

A day of rain and sun so I vacillate
poised on the balcony-edge of ennui
and sudden energy of making-purpose
jealous of sparkling brilliance

(the drops gather waiting on waxy leaves
spattered tiles, blown roses, trembling
energy before they are ripe for a splash)

I dress in gray and that’s not working
I drink tea and tree-gaze and that’s not working
We weigh this decision as if we had any sway
over these flighty earth-bound souls

(the sky is sudden in the hills—
watch clouds overspill forested heights
race wind-chastened down our valley)

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4 thoughts on “11 September, Mozartstrasse

  1. “A day of rain and sun so I vacillate
    poised on the balcony-edge of ennui
    and sudden energy of making-purpose
    jealous of sparkling brilliance”
    This stanza is fascinating Jennifer, I especially love the first line
    “A day of rain and sun so I vacillate”, it makes me thing there is no limit or border between “us” and the “outside”… illusion of separation.
    I also love the repetition of “that’s not working”…
    A very dense writing, a very unique style, as always!
    Danke! (Mozartstrasse… what a beautuful street name!)
    Have a nice day Jennifer

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    1. Thank you for your comments and letting me know what you liked…I looked at this again and thought it was probably TOO dense. 🙂 I am posting a revision, maybe better, maybe not…

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