Imaginary Friend

Sunlight and Sandstone

My imaginary friend knows where I am. I’m on a quest to find that idea that will turn life right-side up again. It could be a fool’s errand, but I have nothing else to do. So if you’re looking for me, you might as well stop. I don’t have the answer–yet. Find the answer and offer to share it with whomever wants to know. Then, perhaps, I will find you.

SUNLIGHT AND SANDSTONE
MAGPIES FIND THEMSELVES AT HOME
SOMETIMES SO DO I

 


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics.  Amaya is hosting with the theme “getting personal”.

Photos: “Sunlight and Sandstone”, above, and “Morning”, below.

Morning
Morning

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

41 thoughts on “Imaginary Friend”

    1. I think it is that me, myself and I that get wondering whose real and who isn’t. I’ve only seen magpies in Colorado, but I hear they are similar to crows which are very smart birds. Thank you, Mary!

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  1. this was a little tender for me, so creative to take a prompt on soul mates and title it imaginary friend. The concept of a (single) soul mate is tenuous and may just verge on the imaginary, but then we are on a quest to find even who each one of us might be, our won definition of self might also be a constant shifting fiction. Magpies are strong, fierce, beautiful scavenging omnivores, borrowing from every resource, rather than settling on one niche to survive, might not be a bad strategy when wounding out our souls, of mates or otherwise. this was so beautiful. Garden of the Gods, now its on my list, somehow. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Lona! The Garden of the Gods is an unusual place and worth the trip to Colorado Springs. One can move from imaginary friend to soul mate easily. I like how you made the association.

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  2. “My imaginary friend knows where I am. I’m on a quest to find that idea that will turn life right-side up again.” This is delightful, Frank! The photos are gorgeous too. I love this short, sweet poem of yours – it speaks to me.

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