Clouds of Splendor/ Shutdown 4/6 A.L.

Clouds of Splendor

Clouds of splendor- white and bright

Glide across the sky with ease

Light hues of blue kiss the atmosphere

No end in sight

Blossoms perch on display announcing spring has awoken

Buds peeling open petal by petal

Warm breeze sweeps across my face

April

Shutdown

Eye contact- lost

Speaking through others to avoid communication

“Do you want to explain it to her?”

“I have no idea what you’re even talking about.”

Ideas flattened

Anxiety raised

Disappointment floods over- face shows the scarlet symbol of regret

What did I do?

The looks and glances eat away at my soul

I feel like the 13 year-old-version of myself

Insecure and constantly on the verge of tears

Abigail teaches 5th grade science and math to her fabulous kiddos in Cincinnati. She earned her BA at Judson University in Chicago-land and is working on her Masters in Teaching at Miami University through the Ohio Writing Project. She has a passion for integrating writing and reading into all contents. She loves coffee about as much as her husband and baby son… and is a self-proclaimed lifetime learner. Catch up with daily happenings and ramblings on Twitter @mrsablund via email Abigaillund@foresthills.edu or check out other writings by Abigail https://movingwriters.org/category/abigail-lund/

Published by Abigail Lund

Abigail teaches 5th grade science and math to her fabulous kiddos in Cincinnati. She earned her BA at Judson University in Chicago-land and is working on her Masters in Teaching at Miami University through the Ohio Writing Project. She has a passion for integrating writing and reading into all contents. She loves coffee about as much as her husband and baby son… and is a self-proclaimed lifetime learner. Catch up with daily happenings and ramblings on Twitter @mrsablund or via email Abigaillund@foresthills.edu.

2 thoughts on “Clouds of Splendor/ Shutdown 4/6 A.L.

  1. Both of these poems were so powerful! I love that you shared both. We all exist in such a duality of beauty and pain. I loved the line, “light hues of blue kiss the atmosphere” in your first poem, and your second poem really captured the visceral nature of your anxiety, especially with “looks and glances eat away at my soul / I feel like the 13-year-old version of myself”. I know that feeling all too well.

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  2. Clouds of Splendor reflects everything that’s wonderful with the world right now. Your Shutdown poem is quite the opposite yet it truly resonated with me. The way we communicate is so different now. I try to smile with my eyes whenever I see someone behind my mask. I love it when others do the same thing. It’s like saying “I see you” from underneath here.

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