R - Rust


The tools still lay on the workbench
unused these ten long years
as if you’d only stepped away for lunch
or a coffee break with me

©2019 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved


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    1. Thank you, I guess! It was supposed to feel sad, so I'm glad you got that. It feels sad to me every time I read it. It's my favorite A-Z.

  2. Short & very bitter sweet. Rust is one of my favorite natural occurrences. But time passing & it's effect on unused artful items is a sad problem. This creates a vivid picture for me. Thank you.

  3. Lisa,

    Just a reminder of how rapid time slips by ya. Tools get rusty if unattended and cared for just like the human body. We need to stay in motion to keep our joints from feeling rusty over time. Nicely done!

    A2Z The Little Mermaid art sketch series with 'Ray-Ray'

    1. Our bodies do get out of practice if we don't use them. It's especially noticeable this time of year during the first of the spring garden chores!


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