Day 2/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170802)

your lips turn a lovely shade of blue
as we struggle along these mountain trails….


Want to read more? You can. My poem sailboats on a mountain is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

The prompt I received for this was from Stephanie Harper. You can find her wonderful work at SLHARPERPOETRY. You definitely need to check out her wonderful work.

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13 thoughts on “Day 2/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170802)”

  1. YES! I love my poem. I love how you worked in both all that is/was lacking at 11,000 feet, and all that comes in to replace the lack under that cereal bowl dome. Terrific work, Charles!

    1. Thank you so much. I was worried you wouldn’t like it, but I’m glad you do. I tried to work in that oxygen deprivation we talked about.

      I’ll get you your typed version as soon as I can. But I’m a slow typist on a manual. How soon is your birthday.

  2. Haha! My birthday was last week (in the midst of the oxygen deprivation we talked about)!

    I can’t believe you even have a manual typewriter! Anyway, there’s no rush… You have a year! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. One letter at a time.

      It’s an old Remington from the 50s my father-in-law gave me. I had it restored and I keep telling myself I’ll use it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Stunning poem which gave me a sense of the little battles with which one struggles in attempting to conquer nature. Even the tiny sticky pine needles turn out to be great annoyances. I ended up hobbling towards the end of the mountain trail; eager for oxygen and television. Superb work, Charles.

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