Weekly Scribblings. Magaly has asked us to write from the point of viewof a character hunting or being hunted. I'm the hunter, always hunting inspiration for a worthwhile poem, usually at night when I'm trying to get to sleep. Submitted this in error at Writers' Pantry. Here is it in its proper place! Submitted May 12, 2021
I’m a dreamer by day and a thinker by night and,
when I lay me down to sleep, will-o-the-whispers
wander in and out of my thoughts in a rustle of
satin and silken swish, flinging words and phrases
like tangled skeins spun by some shape-shifter’s loom.
Carousels and chapel bells, cowboy boots
and vagabond’s loot, lamp shades and nines of spades,
ballet slippers and champagne sippers, smooth talkers
and sky walkers drift through my mind on their way
to some future poetic adventure. Occasionally there
springs from this abyss of word salad, a midnight
epiphany worth recording in my bedside journal, and
turning into what I hope is a poem of interest, making
for a happy hunter.