In search of story

September 30.21: Coping


I knew a kid

or maybe two

who combed his hair

in such a ‘do,

flat-top or brush

or sometimes crew,

(it was the fifties,

as you probably knew).

But maybe it’s sculpted

more to my eye

like the perfect meringue

on Mom’s lemon pie.

Or could it be

a lamb crown roast?

A woolly anvil?

Chambered ghost?

There’s something grand

about a cloud

that makes us stop

and muse aloud

what can it be?

what dreams inside?

how’d it do that?

can I hitch a ride?



8 thoughts on “September 30.21: Coping

  1. At first, I thought it looked like a waterfall, but I like your take on it. I remember kids that created those hairdos. Along with the leather jackets and the boots with Cuban heels. An interesting time to be strutting your stuff.

    • I had to look up Cuban heel — that was a new one on me! Apparently that hadn’t caught up with my 50s corner of the world! Leather jackets? Oh, yes. I like your perception of the waterfall; the cloud game is full of right answers!

  2. I am sure that you were! I think your boots ranked right up there with my saddle shoes!

  3. Love Dan’s take. πŸ™‚ I was thinking waterfall, but also got stuck ‘on hitching a ride.’ I think I’ll be doing that before long. πŸ™‚ I hope there’s a bloggers cloud where we can all sit and chat.

    • Now there is a mighty enticing view of the afterlife. Can you see us all on a cloud discussing the things we’ve blogged about? With desserts, of course. And in that version of afterlife we won’t have to eat our vegetables first! Thanks for the smile.

  4. I like looking for things in the clouds, but I do wish I understood more about their formation. I read a weather book recently but it didn’t solve many mysteries. It was a book I grumbled quite a bit about while I was reading, but I forget why.

    • I wonder if weather mysteries are meant to be solved. I am positive that we are not meant to understand clouds, no matter what science says. I think I might grumble too if I were trying to read a book about clouds; I’d rather watch them. This one struck me as peculiar even for a cloud.

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