Suddenly, with no intent of tension

 “Never use the word suddenly just to
            create tension.”
Writing Fiction

What rules did Mother Nature obey?
Too many greens, you say?
And then the blues,
hard to tell sky from sea,

up from down, towering gray stone,
trees stripped bare or leafed
to such excess they block  all else
from view.

 How about that Eastern Shore…
so flat the boring fields go on for miles,
acres of them, and there in the middle
of brown stubble, a russet deer,

 earth tones unbroken but for sky.
A blue suit with brown shoes, what color
tie would you wear? What rules
did Mother Nature obey?

I want to use the word suddenly;
you tell me it’s cliché,  but in my poem
the harvest is in, and suddenly
it’s winter.


2 thoughts on “Suddenly, with no intent of tension

  1. Slowly and suddenly…those are the ‘rules’ nature obeys. (unless she ‘thinks’ to make them up as she goes along.)

    There is no faulting Mother Nature…just realizing we are of her and so should respect and honor her.

    Thank you. Lovely questioning piece.

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