a big fat balloon
found at parties
sometimes red sometimes shiny
telegraphing messages about age
taking a deep breath
makes you talk funny
for a while
which is as long as it lasts
until it deflates
brushes against something sharp
17 thoughts on “a treatise on [fill in the blank] (20170327)”
It doesn’t last long. Sharp objects that last longer usually pop it.
And that is why you better enjoy the trip into the air while it’s happening.
hold it tight and gentle. 🙂
Then the string will cut you.
A great reminder for us to live the moment. 🙂
I love the underlying wisdom in this 🙂
Best enjoy it while we can.
I was hoping to see your balloon soar over the rainbow, but you popped my bubble 😦
That’s cause I’m so prickly.
I love your title, Crow. A balloon as a blank something, to be filled as we choose.
Thanks. I almost used a specific word but decided the fill of n the blank would be better.
up up away
Wait for the pop…
This truly is a “treatise on [fill in the blank]” as it could apply to many things. Not only the life cycle of a shiny red balloon, but also a statement about life, about the pursuit of dreams and love affairs (they certainly make you “talk funny for a time”), until they pop on something sharp…
Well done, Crow, well done! 😀
Thanks very much!
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