Plethora of poetry, pinches of essay, dash of memoir.
"a thin stone is allthat separates us."Yep. Our time on earth will not last and "every now and then" it's good to recognize that in appreciation of the present. Powerful lines and use of the prompt, Jerry.
yep - good to bend a knee every now and then..leaning into life...love this jerry
We peer into tombstones, expecting to find the name of a friend, a relative, a loved one -- and finding our own. Good poem, Jerry.
Nice flow of words and rhythm, I love it.
Clever poetry, Jerry. Interestingly enough, during my college years in engineering we had a "Concrete Canoe" team at PSU that competed with other Universities. I couldn't help but think of this as you referenced the "cement paddle board" keeping us aloat.-Pounds
Beautiful and true, Jerry.
Love the repetition, the imagery, the truth. Clever, clean, and clear. I like!
every now and then a thin stone is all that seperates us...great line!
Nice take on the prompt, Jerry. (I read this piece several times. Stopping the poem at the end of stanza 4 strengthens its effectiveness.)
This poem is strong in internal logic and reflection, and the language direct and cogent. Enjoyed it, Jerry, and the idea of surfing on the flow, via a tombstone, makes perfect sense to me.
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