“The world that used to nurse us
now keeps shouting insane instructions.
That’s why I ran to the woods.”
~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

The world that used to nurse us

wait…what?…..when?

now keeps shouting insane instructions

did it ever stop its incessant yelling?

That’s why I ran to the woods

and you think the woods makes sense?…yeah, right

Let me tell you something
-even trees have been denuded
by the world’s clever schemes
Puh-lease…!
dream another dream

©Vivian Zems

Day 22 of 28 Days of Unreason

Hedge 55- a poem in 55 words

In the spirit of contrapuntal poetry, I added my words to Harrison’s. Here’s my complete poem by itself:

 

wait… what…..when
did it ever stop its incessant yelling?
and you think the woods makes sense?…yeah, right
Let me tell you something
even trees have been denuded
by the world’s clever schemes
Puh-lease….!
dream another dream

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