Veneer

Veneer …

Then perhaps its veneer had lost that sheen – there
weren’t intimations of the earlier zest’s vitality: even
if it’s droll & we’re sanguine about nought unseemly
in its warp & weft, its appearance vitalises destined
space with vestiges that haven’t impressed dream-
time images of what we’d expected next; a rational
hiatus after fantabulous change, maybe; but if it’s a
pathway leading to runaway hallucinations – well –

It represents a rare opportunity; so we’ll let it bide a
while today; later we’ll play the tool’s roles and be a
party to fitting things where they’re planned to be in
the scheme we’d no problems foreseeing – & yet let
it be said, thresholds bred whenever still lead a way
to portals we’ve yet to see in that opus conspiracy
© 12 July 2017, I. D. Carswell

Ivan Carswell

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14 thoughts on “Veneer

  • November 14, 2017 at 11:45 PM
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    Welcome to TCE, Ivan. This is a nicely penned verse. I enjoyed reading it. It is good to have you with us.

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    • November 15, 2017 at 1:44 AM
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      My pleasure Phyllis. And thank you for the invite…

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  • November 14, 2017 at 11:50 PM
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    Welcome Ivan, and a great posting from you. A very well constructed and cleverly emoted piece with interesting phrasing and imagery. Nice work my friend, and hope you enjoy our community. Cheers!

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    • November 15, 2017 at 1:45 AM
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      Hi, and thank you Tony. I’m glad to be here. Looking forward to meeting you all…

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    • November 16, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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      Thank you John. A pleasure to be here!

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  • November 15, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    I feel like the parrot, but I’ll sat it anyway – welcome to TCE Ivan – if you need any technical assistance or have questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

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    • November 16, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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      Thank you RJ.

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  • November 15, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    Welcome to TCE. It is an interesting choice of words to describe a path yet not taken, or on. Well done.

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    • November 16, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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      Pleasure to be here Tammy. Thank you.

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  • November 16, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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    Hi Rasma, & thank you. As a new boy on the Block it’ll be a while before I get into gear. Good to see you’re a contributor!

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    • November 16, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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      Hi Rasma. Great to see you’re a member!

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  • November 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    Welcome to the site. Great way to start with this interesting piece. I thoroughly enjoyed the phrasing in this piece. Nice work.

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