a treatise on [fill in the blank] (20170327)

a big fat balloon
found at parties
sometimes red sometimes shiny
telegraphing messages about age
and achievement

taking a deep breath
makes you talk funny
for a while

which is as long as it lasts
until it deflates
floats away
brushes against something sharp

——

for
dVerse ~ Poets Pub
Quadrille #29: balloon

17 thoughts on “a treatise on [fill in the blank] (20170327)

  1. 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! πŸ˜€

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