Inspiration…Take It Wherever, whenever You Can (part 7)

lying.trees      I find inspiration for my writing, be it stories, plays, or poetry in sometimes the most unlikely places.  But, I never say ‘no’.  Free your brain and spirit and let it GOOOO!

While driving today, out of the corner of my eye I saw a yellow blur on the other side of the freeway. It was just an instant impression and then I was on down the road.   A big Caterpillar loader lying peacefully under some trees, and if I squinted my eyes almost closed, it might have been a large animal lying there asleep in the shade.  With its legs tucked under its body, its neck stretched out long, its head resting in the loam below.  It looked so alive, there by itself, content to rest in the shade of the trees until someone came.  And this is what popped into my head.  It’s called ‘free association’…..what can I say?!

a well deserved rest  ©

driving down the road
i spied a huge loader, sleeping
tucked under several  trees
in the cool shade
its grinding tracks still
its long neck extended
its bucket head down
Poetry, free association, musings,
on the soft grasses

bright yellow
it lay there
until the next big job
chewing up the earth

so peaceful it was
sleeping there
tired after a long day
resting, dozing
until the man came

with the key.

….more inspiration


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