Dual Perspective by Helen Losse

A fading light filters through
an open window, & from where I am,
I can see a pot of dark pink impatiens
under a layer of evening calm.  Inside,
a folded newspaper, an odd sock lay
on the glass coffee table, off to my left.

A balding man sleeps on a green chair,
his stone-cold tea—with a small wedge
of lime—forgotten, in a cup painted with
flowers the same fuchsia-color as those
already described.  A nominal breeze is
present but too slight to alter the picture.

6 Responses to “Dual Perspective by Helen Losse”

  1. Helen Losse is the author of Better With Friends, published by Rank Stranger Press in 2009 and the Poetry Editor of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Her recent poetry publications include The Wild Goose Poetry Review, Shape of a Box, Distillery and Hobble Creek Review. She has two chapbooks, Gathering the Broken Pieces and Paper Snowflakes. Educated at Missouri Southern State and Wake Forest Universities, she lives in Winston-Salem, NC.

  2. Joie Cook Says:

    I wish that I could be more observant of
    my surroundings like you are! Beautiful
    piece!!

  3. Joie,The impatiens were the only thing I saw. The rest I made up.

  4. I wish that I could be more observant of
    my surroundings like you are! Beautiful
    piece!!
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

  5. […] “Dual Perspective,” Rusty Truck (August 29,2009). […]

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