In Between

In Between

A Poem by Lexi Askew

An abstract poem of love

A voice to charm a hornets nest
And a touch to tame the wild bear
The bees are frozen
The birds lost their song
Even the insects have stopped their dance
Hot like tea sipped
During the years first snowy day
And cold like a popsicle
On the hottest day of the year
Everything is at a standstill
Traffic lights permanently yellow
Every flower just moments away from blooming
The grass caught between
Springtime morning dew
And winters early frost
All things almost beautiful
And nearly decayed
So close to perfect
And yet so perfectly wrong
For an eternity

Not quite as the world should be
But nowhere near incorrect

How one can do this
And have it only noticed by me
I will never understand

And so I beg the question

Will you teach me?

© 2019 Lexi Askew

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This is very interesting. You introduce such a different perspective. I really liked it - thank you.

Take care - Dave

Posted 2 Months Ago

the dark jabs cut through the defenses .. love the images of all of Nature and time standing still ...
"So close to perfect
And yet so perfectly wrong" kind of says it all for me ... well done .. solid theme in abstract free verse form ..not an easy balance to achieve ... well done says i!
ps. the humility in closing is exquisite!

Posted 3 Months Ago

Wow Lexi, what a remarkable piece of writing and poetry. Very insightful, cleverly done. An amazing job is done. Loved it.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Nice piece. Well Done....

Posted 3 Months Ago

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Added on July 15, 2019
Last Updated on July 16, 2019


Lexi Askew
Lexi Askew


I'm 18 years old and currently working on putting together my first anthology that will hopefully be published within the next year. I write what matters to me, what has an impact on me, and everyth.. more..

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