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Motionless is Deceptive

The frost is in my toes, 
                                         riming the up tilted boulders,
and twinkling the night sky, 
                                                  like a cold breath blown
and whooshing clear off the plateau into the arms
of the universe. 
                              Ah, standing still is spinning
all axis in step to be motion free except the heated
breath of the stars condensing and exploding.
Just diamonds or dewdrops, 
                                                   a taste of eternity
                                                                 And gone.
Me scrunching down, counting the meter
until full exposure. 
                                  Listening for the mating cries
of crickets absent in the last dying down of autumn.
I hold onto my self, then. 
                                               Great big hug and release.
Fall into the tumble of earth churned rock.
                                                                             No one
but me
                   to see  the castaway burning through
to my side. Call them meteorite, spore, seed planted
for tomorrow traveling the empty spaces of time
wondering when, how, where the tick tick tick
of radiation
                      changes our bodies and our minds.
To be melted down, patted onto others, cataclysmic
blown and find a way to solidify, decorate
                                                                             and blaze.

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper

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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 3:34:00 PM
    Love the movement in the poem and the layout is unique, showing and allowing the reader to feel the movement even more. Excellent poem !!

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Nicely done. The imagery is beautiful. Jack

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:27:00 PM
    love the write and a very hooking title. i love your thoughts, so clear and deep. -JuliMichelle

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Sandy Ivy's "Viewing Life" contest Sheri. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win my dear Sheri! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. xx

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 10:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 6:27:00 AM
    congrats friend Sheri on your fine win. a very creative write :) hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 5:48:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:02:00 PM
    Very unique..a torent of well placed words! congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 6:08:00 PM
    Sheri, a fine #1... thank you for the view through your lens.... . :-) CONGRATULATIONS ON A POEM WELL DONE..... ALWAYS & FOREVER~ linda

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 4:26:00 PM
    Congrats :-) Sandy

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 9:54:00 AM
    Great imagery and for me this one is more about motion than not. I felt the falling and the melting! a unique poem.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Sheri, well done, I love your layout and your profound words, Constance

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:05:00 AM
    I am highly privileged this morning to read the work of a fine and thoughtful poet. In making it available, you have given me a positive, rewarding start to a day that had looked to be less than ordinary. You may be sure I shall read more, and I have summoned up the temerity to hope you may also look at more of mine; thanks for the treat, Sheri.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:05:00 AM
    I really enjoyed reading this one..I have had several ah-ha moments in this one but still not certain of the interpertation of which you intended..Thanks for stopping by..I find your interperation of my work about those lost without Christ the Redeemer of great interest..Your presence at my work was very uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Very cool, your poem is motionless yet it moved me along. Even the way you placed your words gives it the illusion of motion. Well done!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 12:43:00 AM
    Sheri, this is a very creative and unique poem; an all-around entertaining read for me. The formatting is fresh, especially the one/two-word 'stutter-steps' (Analyzed/Understood/And gone). It's nice to still see some innovative poems being posted here on the Soup.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 12:42:00 AM
    Sheri, I see how something without motion can deceive the eye... I like the image of diamond dewdrops... and the ending blaze in your poem...a clever poem... tasting eternity...pd