autumn night backyard garden sit-down
gives a nostalgia
of the time back at Carne Place, in Port Solent
where I rented a small space by the water
with my best friend

and I had a lover
other than that, not much else…
still, I lived by the gods’ graces

but there I made love atop the stairs, and in the garden…
smoked haze and wrote poems and plays when I wasn’t working or having a laze
that was the routine, the pattern

then I decided I needed a change
and even shed tears when I left her

and so many years later
on this autumn night garden sit-down

I’m reminded of those unsettled carefree days

the paradox


Β© Heath Muchena, 2015


15 Comments on “Unsettled”

  1. I of July says:

    thanks sittingpugs πŸ™‚


  2. milliethom says:

    Beautiful, Heath. I really love your reminiscences.

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  3. I often wonder about the girls who were there, back then.

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  4. I of July says:

    thanks Millie… how’s work on your third book going?


  5. I of July says:

    ha ha righteous one, it may serve us better to leave them there – in the past πŸ™‚


  6. I of July says:

    I’m glad you like it. Thanks a lot Ben πŸ™‚


  7. lostladies says:

    Lovely reminiscences…

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  8. [smile] I posted a similar reminiscence recently. The paradox there was, it may have settled me.

    Settled me, or broken us both. So, perhaps best to remain unsettled, eh?

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  9. I of July says:

    thank you sir hauge πŸ™‚


  10. I of July says:

    I cannot disagree with you there Pat πŸ™‚

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  11. milliethom says:

    It’s going quite well at the moment, Heath, so thank you for asking! I’ve missed so many posts and comments this week because I’m in Spain, doing some extra bits of research for it. I’m in Serville until Monday, the go off to Cordoba, where some of my ‘action’ takes place. AndalucΓ­a is an amazing place and I know I won’t feel like going home next Thursday. Hope your writing is moving along, too. πŸ™‚

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  12. I of July says:

    Sounds exciting and a lot of fun, Millie… no wonder your writing is so sharp, you clearly do thorough research. Enjoy the rest of your trip. We’ll all benefit from it πŸ™‚


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