shadow rocking

yellow porch chair

I know rocking
impetus through
toes and hips and spine,
know that pressure
of soothing contradiction
inherent in the rhythm
that balance dances me
forward… backward
in a tipsy edging
drift through
shadow afternoons
of restlessness

where wanting gathers
in my arms and lap…
in summoned memory
of infants nourishing
and dozing…and laughing
to songs I’d lilting sing
in cadence to the bowing
and the gliding and the
tilting and the swaying
and the loving of this place

Bonnie Marshall

Art Photography by Susan Savad

7 thoughts on “shadow rocking

  1. “know that pressure
    of soothing contradiction
    inherent in the rhythm
    that balance dances me
    forward… backward…”
    ….so perfect, Bonnie. The physics of loving surrender…. Wow!

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