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By Heather HublerPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
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a slight propulsion,

a division of stakes,

to chance the landing

becomes a question delayed,

skimming lazily o'er

still glass,

a smudge of reflection

captured in the moment,

that liminal space

when tensions reach

and winds resist,

margins blur

while willowy limbs

tease the surface,

to rest or take flight?

A decision made

with caution

yet just beneath

a shadow stirs

ever slight,

a trick of the light perhaps.

instincts call

for patience yet

hunger cries the loudest

and so the innocent

remains unaware

to the end,

swallowed in one sigh of

an upturned mouth.

the dance is over,

for now.


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Comments (27)

  • Grz Colm16 days ago

    Felt like I was flitting through the air! Excellent progression and structure plus a little bit of magic! 😃👏

  • C. H. Richard16 days ago

    Just trying to catch up on reading. So glad I picked this lovely poem to start.. "to rest or take flight" becomes the decision for so many things. ❤️ Beautiful and congratulations on Top story❤️

  • Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Oh, an upturned mouth... Not where I thought this was going. Wonderful poem. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    You always write such elegant poetry. This is no different! I loved this! Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Beautiful, from start to finish! Congratulations!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Oh I hoped he'd flit away...

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago

    loved it so much dear♥️

  • JBazabout a month ago

    Heather, this is such a beautiful dance of words you wrote, the contrast of life and the inevitable end is but a moment in time. you captured the harmony of nature. I was spellbound. Congratulations

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    congrats on TS. I love taking photos of flowers and now and then, I can catch a butterfly, dragon fly, or bee land to drink its nectar. Now, I'll also have a new perspective on nature. Thank you for opening my eyes a bit wider. This was GREAT.

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    😊 This feels airborne. Such a light touch to it.. if that makes sense?

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    There you go. Congrats on the TS.

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Gorgeous work as always, you’re a true poetess

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Oh, pretty pretty...love the image - Your Canva skills are out in full force and love the use of liminal! Congrats to Top Story!

  • peterabout a month ago

    Love the imagery

  • Kelly Dunkleabout a month ago

    Love the imagery and brutal reality of the ending. I just love your poetry.

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    "ever slight, a trick of the light perhaps. instincts call" I most liked those 3 lines. Well done Hubler.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Hunger cries the loudest. It sure does. Loved your poem so much!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Beautifully written, and a lesson to be learned to never get too comfortable in your surroundings. Excellent job, my friend.

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Beautiful nature poem!!! Love it!¡💕❤️❤️

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Oh this is breathtaking! Really beautiful word choice and imagery! Loved “a smudge of reflection captured in the moment”

  • Dr. Jason Benskinabout a month ago

    The imagery of the delicate dance between the dragonfly and its surroundings was beautifully captured. Your words evoke a serene yet poignant moment, reflecting on the fleeting nature of life and the choices we make. The tension and eventual resolution in the poem were masterfully done, leaving a lasting impression. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece. I look forward to reading more of your work!

  • ROCK about a month ago

    I truly love this delicate glimpse into softer parts of your nature and the world in a sweet moment. Beautiful piece!

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