Away, astray

Stray me darling
dye me purple, dare
to swerve me
slowly from the grooves
of being common.

I vow to giggle
madly with the moon
to talk to trees at dusk
to follow you
away, away — astray
from the rooted furrows of
our norms.

3 to 1 in Groovy Green
Charles Long

Today De hosts the Quadrille at dVerse, the word is groove (or groovy). The quadrille has 44 words exactly and has to contain the given word as part of the poem itself.

September 6, 2021

32 responses to “Away, astray

  1. That’s the biggest glob of neon green silly putty I’ve ever seen. A fresh adventure away from the “rooted furrows of our norms” doesn’t sound half bad 🙂

  2. I love thinking of the speaker as her hair—“dye me purple”—daring the girl to get funky with her outward expression. 🙂

  3. You had me with that first line! Love the idea of using “stray” in that way.
    Oh yes….let’s leave the mundane as you lead me astray! Love it!

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