We do ordinary things
in extraordinary places
so that we can come home
and do extraordinary things
in ordinary places.

08/22/16 – Emma Dumitra.
Photo credit: Nat Nahirney.


Photo Meme: “Arrow Clouds”

Thanks again to Shawn L. Bird for the prompt photo “Sky over Barceloneta Beach”.
These were my instructions:
1. Create a poem, story, or article based on this photo.
2. Post it on your blog.
3. Cut and paste the photo onto your post (leaving the Monday
Meme text).
4. Put a link to your post in the comments to this post below so
we can visit your blog.


Streaks of a racing day
are a million kinds of home
and blue.
In the air –
are arrow clouds left by
aeroplanes –

And I remember
a four-foot-nothing
in every airport
from smoggy Manila,
expensive Dubai,
crisp Linz,
to the happy rain
of Vancouver,
finding home
in the transition places.

And I remember,
mini-me would wonder
at the streaks of white on blue
that mean so little
to people that have never moved
(let alone mountains).

And I remember,
mini-me would squirm
behind the airport glass
and long to take
to sky
because the antidote
for homelessness
is flying.

Carry on as I board
with my carry-on,
as arrow clouds left by
are in the air –

Emma Dumitra.

“Susanna’s Sailing Poem”

(Photo credit: Nat Nahirney)

Flying high, but not on air; oh tilting world.
Skies are fair as the sun is hauled into the skies,
as someone’s dream gravity defies.

Would that I was on carefree seas,
where all my woes flew with the breeze.

Through wave and wind my boat would go,
and sail and leave my cares below.

Wish I had you to sail with me,
then never would I leave the sea.

Written February 2012, Emma Dumitra.