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Midwest Massage

Vast Nebraska sky, 
sienna-hued droplets 
meld together 
forming dusk’s tapestry.
Towering meadow blades -
cool as creamsicles,
stroke my weary head and
tickle my naked frame.

Soothing northwest breezes
leaving Manitoba, 
slither through
a nebula of stars - 
gathering miniscule
buttercup petals. 
I see them 
being spun into 
a feverish night waltz,
whilst my body lies drenched
underneath the nocturnal shadow play
of placid moonbeams.

I reflect upon the evening’s
natural merriment - 
my private Midwest massage;
therapeutic services 
not rendered on the
sticky isle of Manhattan.

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  1. Date: 12/6/2011 12:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem this week John. Miss seeing you at the Soup. Hope you are doing well my friend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/13/2009 12:04:00 AM
    I agree with the comments below. Amazingly beautiful words. Dane

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 1:07:00 PM
    No one does free verse like you, John. simply amazing! Best wishes for the next round. Lainie

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 5:03:00 AM
    John not surprised you have two in the finals for your writing is truly amazing - Congratulations - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 5:50:00 AM
    Warmest congrats John on your poems making through the first round! Good luck! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 7/15/2008 12:20:00 AM
    congratulations john..... love amour

  1. Date: 6/13/2008 3:20:00 PM
    I love your poetry John and this is very special. Absolutely breathtaking. Very many congratulations on your win in Kristin's contest.

  1. Date: 6/13/2008 7:16:00 AM
    congrats dear friend on this placing in tops of kristens contest just stunning write and imagery thanks for sharing hope all is going well in that big skyline city of yours keep up the great work did you ever see my entry to your contest yet lol think they sunk like my poem lol

  1. Date: 6/13/2008 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Kristin's contest John. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/13/2008 1:03:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Kristin's contest John.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/12/2008 4:28:00 PM
    Congrats on your 3rd place win in my contest, John! I have said before how much i lovce this poem (it brings me back home...) and I love love love reading it, so beautiful, every word. Congrats again, and thanks for entering!!! Love Kristin