American Enjambment


The red and white stripes

Are lines of verse

With enjambments sewn

Together, needle and thread

Metaphors balancing, teetering

Between mistakes and hope,

Anger and empathy.

The blue field

Sits square, upper left

Tucked in the corner

An indigo poetry

Tailored, patched…..and….

Attached to the stinging

Stanzas of the stripes.

Blue’s reaction is to produce stars

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14 Responses to American Enjambment

  1. simon yorke says:

    Know the feeling, but was amazing here! Brit overload ; )


  2. kunstkitchen says:

    Beautiful. The photo provokes musings.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nurse Kelly says:

    Truly, you create art with your words. This is incredible! 🙂


  4. ruvalwoodnotebook says:

    What’s most interesting to me here is that the poetry, embodied by the stripes, is what’s on such shaky ground. Poetry and uncertainty. But this teetering is so spot-on, isn’t it? As careful and precise as good poetry (like this poem) is, it’s also a delicate art. Great work!


  5. rivrvlogr says:

    Excellent metaphors.


  6. ideaboxman says:

    Good stuff! I am intrigued by your perspective, I will be back!


  7. graycope14 says:

    Love the alliteration of “the stinging stanzas of the stripes”.

    Liked by 1 person

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