Intention – Poem by Ali Grimshaw


she wished to glue
leaves of color back onto the limbs
unprepared for this season's shift

then frozen morning winds carried 
a new consideration her way

could a breathe of chill be welcomed
like an unexpected guest
a dabbled hope through dark days?

she tries this thought on, not her usual 
fashion, seeks to understand it's fittings

then opens her dormant suitcase  
to laughter spilling out like sunshine
a reminder of past orbits around the sun

she has another day
of changing sky

and many clouds to capture

© Ali Grimshaw 2022

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27 thoughts on “Intention – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

    1. Wow. I wouldn’t have guessed this. Thanks so much for your feedback. It is much appreciated. I am curious. What made this poem stand out for you? Or what did you hear in it that spoke to you?

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      1. Oh I hope you like it Ali ! (I try to tell everyone, if you ordered from Amazon and receive the copy WITHOUT the black banner at the bottom it is an unedited version that I can’t get them to stop selling! The story is the same, it is just not edited).

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  1. “… opens her dormant suitcase
    to laughter spilling out like sunshine
    a reminder of past orbits around the sun”

    We should all be so lucky to have much laughter spilling forth into our days 😀

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