some days I balance

some days I balance

A Poem by Phibby Venable


Some days I remember who I am
and shove my boat forward
to linger in a drawn out curve...

in the river where I grow small
and check myself for word wounds
that swim after me biting
the hand I hang outside the boat

Some days I gather paper hearts
Paint them red & leave them
on the snowbank for cardinals
Some of the wiser birds read
through the invisible ink
and perch like sentinels
outside my window

On the days I cannot be
a boatsman or gatherer
I work in a diligent way
Then walk in the streetlights
of a circular cul de sac
Knowing I will be certain
of finding my way back


© 2015 Phibby Venable



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It is so easy to get lost in the sea of life, but as long as we don't get pulled under by the current we have a chance to find the shore again.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Phibby Venable

2 Years Ago

thank you, and so true! xxx
This is the classic Venablese I had so missed. You have a style and language all your own, and it dwells in the realm of magic.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Phibby Venable

2 Years Ago

thank you, W.k., I went to comment on your work & could not find you. I greatly appreciate your supp.. read more
WILL THIS WINTER EVER END! Hang in there Phib My cul de sac is house bound.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Phibby Venable

2 Years Ago

thank you, Donald, sending you wishes for a wonderful year ahead xxx
thank you so much for commenting, Chris, yes - it is sad, but hopefully a fresh start. ( I think
I have a seasonal disorder) xxx

Posted 2 Years Ago


I felt sad as I reached the end... perhaps we all do in our own way.

Posted 2 Years Ago



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Phibby Venable
Phibby Venable

abingdon, VA



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http://youtu.be/25XE-BHGvWI http://youtu.be/B2klgDKMUq0 I live in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Although my passion is poetry, I recently published a novel called, Women of the Round Tabl.. more..

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