The link above and my poem below, has been featured on Rutger Hauer’s website page ‘Soap Box Poets’ ! Thank you so much Rutger Hauer for putting on another poem of mine to your already, fine collection of poets !
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on support to children and pregnant women.
Thank you for the fine acting work and awareness you bring upon this subject!
Enjoy my poem, and thank you to my audience for your appreciation of my writings and photographs of abandoned places-
Summer Memory at Dripping Springs
© by Tommie Flannery Baskis- 2017
Late Summer days linger in hazy dreams before the door of Autumn. I find in Dripping Springs an old forgotten rose bush by the white clapboard home, abandoned many, many summers ago.
The rotten bird house still clings to a post at the Pickett cemetery where many children went to dreamin’, laughing and sleepin’ in another place and time.
Wind moves through the dry poke weed, whistling a tune that sounds like flames cracking;
Poke berries, make the prettiest stain…for my aged gingham dress
Deepest magenta, I imagine, will stain my hands.
Barn, gone to the trees, sees no one now…not even secret lovers.
Hay bales, heavy and sweet smelling, sit fat awaiting the autumn damp and mice.
Summer will leave soon; it will find its way back here again after cold winter moons grow tired…