A Novel Choice

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Contributor: Bruce Levine

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Chasing a rainbow
through a field of dreams
Holding the tail of a kite
as it floats to the top of the mountain
Piling up choices into mounds
of vanilla frosting
Holding forever moments in the
palm of your hand

Revising the past into the
hope of tomorrow
Time that seemed frozen
reawakening now
Pages and pages set
down in a journal
Defining the future
growing out of the past

A novel – a story
a tale told out of context
A time not forgotten
a wrong not resolved
With an eye on the future
moving on with the tide
Like the Gulf Stream through sorrow
shifting course once again

Arriving at the goal post
moved each time in the shadows
Out of reach and beyond longing
held by fate out of sync
As choices surround moments
encompassing pastures
For the grazing of cattle
and for opening doors

The time that seemed lost
on the pages of yesterday
No longer slumber on a shelf
high above
Out of reach yet not forgotten
with the help of a partner
Dusted off with a dust rag
climbing mountains of success

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Bruce Levine, a 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry Nominee, has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. His literary catalogue includes four novels, short stories, humorous sketches, flash fiction, poetry, essays, articles and a screenplay. Over three hundred of his works are published in over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Friday Flash Fiction, Literally Stories; over thirty print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Dual Coast Magazine, and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His six eBooks are available from Amazon.com. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. He lives in New York with his dog, Daisy. Visit him at www.brucelevine.com.


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