A Rocky Path

Flower boards grow the length of the hall. Earth fumes crawl over carrot’s hair, turnips, and potatoes. Roots twine the mouth of Leo’s burlap bag that jostles with the pound and reach of his stride. Long shadows darken the rocky path and I’m too tired to think of anything else. Sorry.

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5 comments
  1. rawencounterswithestella said:

    Beautiful!

    • tyroper said:

      Thank you! I try to be a chef with words and hope to make something that tastes good to a reader.

  2. slepsnor said:

    I don’t know why, but I love the way this ended. It’s so serious and full of vivid images then it just has this sudden stop. It flows into that finish so well that I’m chuckling about it. Honestly, it really catches the event of a writer who is working at a great speed and then is suddenly struck with a blank mind. I know I’ve been there many times.

    • tyroper said:

      Yep, you called it. I was tired and nothing was there. I didn’t know where to go next. But, it was fun.

      • slepsnor said:

        It really was great because there was no pause and the ‘block’ was attached to a sentence. I had to do the reading equivalent of a double take on that.

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