Spot Writers – “Out of Season,” by Cathy MacKenzie

Today’s post comes from Cathy MacKenzie. The theme for this month is “Out of Season.” When Cathy can’t come up with a story, she writes a poem. This is her offering.

Cathy has two new short story compilations coming out soon. Watch this blog for this news!

Out of Season

Thoughts of you and me 
Filter through
During the day,
At night in dreams

 

Remembering the past
I live the present
But foresee a future
No one can predict

 

I see how I want us to be

But overshadowing all
I know how we will be,
Mirrors dulled and cracked

 

Seasons come and gone,

We’ve been through them all,
Lived each one over and over
Sometimes too often

 

Many tears flowed

Other times not enough,
Few words, many words

Between the silence

 

Lies captured truth,
Normalcy not the norm,
Fingers did not touch,
Eyes did not see

 

Walking in stride
We left the other behind,
Hands waving goodbye
Instead of hello

 

Doors shut instead of opening,
Windows tightly closed,
Shades pulled to block the sun,
Keys lost.

 

Too many locked doors,
A cellar of cold,
An attic of hot,
Unbearable heat and cold

 

Our season is now,
Yet now is too late,
Apologies might help
But tongues are tied

 

We’re out of season
For spring,
Too hot for winter,
Too cold for summer

 

Dreams morph to nightmares
Dawning at day,
Reality haunts
Seasons of our lives.

***

 

The Spot Writers—our members.

 

 RC Bonitz

http://www.rcbonitz.com

 Val Muller

http://www.valmuller.com/blog/

 Catherine A. MacKenzie

https://writingwicket.wordpress.com/wicker-chitter/

 Kathy Price

Kathylprice.com(Website in development)

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