Trail Offering, August 20, 2010

Today, on the trail along the shoreline, I walked by a guy who had stopped his bicycle at a park bench. He was in an animated conversation… with himself.

Linked cinquains:

I walk / by a man who / is in an argument / with himself; I avoid looking / at him –

knowing / that I will lose / arguments with someone / with such command over two points / of view.

Cinquains are short, five line poems with a 2-4-6-8-2 syllable structure.

Enjoy the trail.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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4 Responses to Trail Offering, August 20, 2010

  1. Thanks for the laugh, Andy! I needed that…
    Carolyn

  2. Jim Milstead says:

    Excellent:
    dented /coin difficult /to appraise it takes all/our patient forbearance yet we/still fail

  3. Thanks Jim.

    I enjoyed your poem.

    All the best, Andy

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