I Toast Today
I toast today with Parrot Bay Coconut rum and Bailey's Irish Cream,
Banana & Pina Colada riding smoothly upon my tongue
while palm trees sway, due not to over-indulgence
but Atlantic's coastal breeze bending fronds back and forth
in rhythm with rip tide's beat upon the beach
reading Carlos Ruiz Zafron's version of the wind; shadows, intrigue,
ill-fated infatuation, death. Sip and read beneath sun's caress,
exposed flesh fast becoming delicate pink, convince myself
I won't regret it as I quietly sink into this Adirondack chair as time
by Margaret Bednar, April 1, 2018
This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - April One/One Love - write with a chaotic cacophony of words!" - the beginning of National Poetry Month". Write a poem a day for the month of April.
Cacophony means "explosive consonants: B D K P T G and sometimes C CH Q X.
The Shadow of the Wind, a novel I am reading by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. He writes like a poet ...
I will be on spring break for the first few days of April and will schedule my poems in advance - I am unable to figure out how (if I even can) visit and comment on my phone's "BlogTouchPro" app ...
I can post but Mr. Linky does not show up.
So I thank you all for visiting me and commenting and I promise I will visit and comment when I return.
A joyous Easter to all those who celebrate.