Slice of Life/Day in a Poem (Day 12): Tension In The Air

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write on Tuesdays about the small moments in the larger perspective and then all through March — every single day  …  You write, too.)

Drama belongs
on the stage,
actors reading
lines written by
another, words
flung from cannon
like shot from a script,
not in the practice
basement of a band
like ours – casual
rockers finding
release in song –
storming out
until ever chord
seems broken

Peace (discordant),

  1. I read this two times savoring all the imagery condensed in these tight lines, the tension felt in each syllable.

  2. flung from cannon
    like shot from a script,

    Those lines — wow. I also read it a few times slowly; to immerse in the imagery. Thank you.

  3. Yesterday I heard a fifth grader describe herself as a “drama mama” to a second grader. I wanted to rescue the second grader. As you say, “drama belongs on the stage.” I wish it wasn’t so big a part of the lives of our pre-teens. Sorry for the storm in the basement. Hoping it passes like a squall.

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