This piece spun off the oneword prompt “bars”
Art © Tamsin Baker
From behind Maybelline bars the mind’s eye peers, unable to perceive the sunny day as bright or the billowy clouds as light, fluffy; unable to see the point of squirrels’ play, the senseless chasing and chattering; unable to appreciate the birds darting in and out of brush beside the road like fish swimming through pond weeds. And the cicadas only make it worse with their waves of grating against nerves of burnt paper breaking off and drifting down in circles and away on the wind as ashes.
Photo “Sunny Day Real Estate” from Denver Post
Sunny Day Real Estate “In Circles”
Sunny Day Real Estate “In Circles” lyrics and mp3 player