Not Long Ago

Brown in Front of Gray
How recently the world appeared to me
The way you see it looking back at you.
Nasty worms made holes in what was true.
A snake creeped up the ancient apple tree.
Valid reasons were deceptive then.
The one who understood most turned away
And took a bite which stopped what he would say.
Those worms chew through the tongues of mortal men.

Perhaps that tale’s a metaphor. I know.
Perhaps another snake will shortly show.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Bjorn is hosting with the theme of metaphor. I might have got carried away with the metaphors in this one, because I am no longer sure what I was trying to say.

Beginning of Fall

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

48 thoughts on “Not Long Ago”

  1. Wolves.. Snakes and
    Even Pigs such lovely
    Animals until Clothed
    With Domesticated Human
    APParel.. A Bite of Apple
    only as far
    as Loving
    Wild and
    Free Again
    Unhinged from
    Cultural Clothes..
    As Sand And Feet and
    Sun Become Eternal Force Balance..
    Smiles Frank Darkness Fades without Support….
    Yet Dark Forgotten Shortly After Night Changes into Day..:)

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  2. Felt like I might be able to get it, but “worms”, “you”, “snakes” and “I”, I was lost. Adam and Eve and God stuff, I guess, with an attempt to allude to American politics. Just not sure.

    (Sorry, I’m a bit late in reviewing this challenge)

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