Leave your cares behind 

at the Careen Canteen. 
Zip-zoom into 
something sipped, from 
sun-kissed chamomile tea 
to rum 
-bled phrase on the rocks, 
times three. 

Come on in, 
here’s a g(r)in
with a hint of wry. 

Before last call, we’ll shake
it all (fears, hope) 
into a slow-stirred sky. 

It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse, and Lil’s got us careening about:

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12 Responses to Leave your cares behind 

  1. Grace says:

    I will have some of that sun-kissed chamomile tea, De. Let’s shake off our cares behind!

  2. lillian says:

    LOVE this! As always you are a master at divided words (can’t remember the poetic official word for that). The Careen Canteen….how original is that! FUN use of the word and great post!

  3. dhak says:

    Oh this is brilliant: “here’s a g(r)in/with a hint of wry” — A delight to read!

  4. Fun read! Loved the way you kept it shaking with (parenthesis) and hyphenated words, my favorite, that “slow-stirred sky” 😍

  5. Nice to read you again. As inspiring as ever.

  6. robtkistner says:

    Hi De — Nice work poet! Please come and visit me, share your likes and your truth! Would love to have you!

  7. Well, now you’ve gone and made me feel thirsty, De 😀


  8. Ron Rowland says:

    love the slow stirred sky

  9. Gillena Cox says:

    Oh sounds like to nice place to go for sips.

  10. Helen Dehner says:

    Oh how utterly delightful …. I’m there.

  11. sanaarizvi says:

    Oh this is absolutely stunning, De 😀 I so love the “sun-kissed chamomile tea.”💝💝

  12. What a wonderful place to be… more stirred than shaken I believe.

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