Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday Poem: Positive Thinking

Strung out in wires
hyped up on amps.
-I'm wired-
running backward
on premises
nobody bothered to correct, 

dangle like promises
in a soup of potential
and yet,
you should know better than to put
your finger in that socket,
-on that element-

You say I can do anything -

You say a positive charge flows in -

You say there is a drop in potential

Aren't we all as excitable as ever
until we hit the resistance
and the heat goes on.

Or is it all just insulation,
and kites.

A.J. Ponder

Hope you enjoyed this week, and have somehow managed to avoid the flu season - possibly by being in another country where it's not the tail end of winter. Here the flu season is truly upon us, biting in just as winter seems to be losing some of it's grip - and there is a promise of spring, ever a testiment to life goes on. (Except of course, when it doesn't.)

For more poems why not check out the Tuesday Poem Hub, to see what the talented poets there are up to. I particularly liked, “Do You Have Any Advice For Those of Us Just Starting Out?” by Ron Koertge on Gurglewords, for some of the worst advice ever, or maybe the best. It's hard to tell. ;)

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week,



  1. Very clever A J and quite surprising! :-) Glad you enjoyed Ron Koertge's poem.

  2. Thanks Helen, pleased you enjoyed that little bit of electrical whimsy, and yes Ron Koertge's poem was just so funny, I thought I'd heard every possible answer for, “Do You Have Any Advice For Those of Us Just Starting Out?” but no...and this was the best yet! If anyone wants to check it out - it's here - http://gurglewords.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/tuesday-poem-do-you-have-any-advice-for-those-of-us-just-starting-out-by-ron-koertge/