Ode to Something Unexpected

 Day 7 of NPM

Slender and lithe body
movements in cadence
keeping rhythm to personal
music in her brain;
nicknamed gazelle, dancing
with eyes closed—
tight muscles, graceful walk
for years and decades;
and suddenly, she saw,
she found,
She screamed—


 ZSA_MD April 7th 2016.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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14 Responses to Ode to Something Unexpected

  1. FromtheChurchoftheToastedCoconutDoughnut says:

    Ha! That was a surprise ending if I ever read one 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      🙂 🙂 Grateful for the insomnia last night… was able to jot down some words on the ‘post it’ pad by the bed, and was able to post it. Sometimes I am grateful for the insomnia and the ‘Post it’ notes!

  2. Yes, the ending was funny! Loved it.

  3. slmret says:

    A masterful surprise ending!

  4. LOL– I absolutely loved the ending. 😉

  5. HA! Brilliantly fun! Surprise ending, indeed!
    Out of 1 to 5…I give it 5 Snort-Laughs! 😛
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  6. I thought it was going to be about a cockroach. hahaha…

  7. theinfiniterally says:

    haha! This was executed perfectly! A delightful ode. 🙂

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