Buyer’s Club

Still here landing on some plateau

Safe haven while waiting

Some have said the only thing holding you back, is yourself

This last week of February offers the end of winter’s hold

Spring has floated through the air and into my bedroom door

Where I simply wait

From my mind’s eye

Lights from a million stars fill Lake Ann

Sunlight falls upon clear blue

Capturing nomads in black and white

Just water striders dancing and walking on top

Creating vortices spilling into waves

There, bathed by a thousand butterflies in flight

I stand with outstretched arms

Offering the soft light of relief

I pray for these moments

This art and practice of just living an ordinary life

To hold onto whatever is left

Inspired by Oscar nominated movie, Dallas Buyer’s Club

so much time trying not to die have no time for living…


Posted with @dVersePoets this last Tuesday of February in the #OpenLinkNight Pub!

13 thoughts on “Buyer’s Club”

  1. I have seen the movie, & your wonderful poem does it justice, & that is saying something. Like the lines /capturing nomads in black & white/ just water striders dancing & walking on top/ stirring, tough & tender; thanks.


    1. Thank you Bjorn and I’m so glad you enjoyed the read. And yes butterflies always a most welcome sign of spring and the warm days of summer!


  2. I have not seen The Dallas Buyers’ Club, but something tells me that I need to. I really liked the ending. I do think we have to embrace the ‘ordinary life, as that is most of what we have. Indeed we have to hold on to each day….as it is all we have!


  3. nice…i have yet to see the movie but it is on the list…the bathed in butterflies is a magical line….the art and practice of living a life ordinary as well….very nice….heavy last line


    1. Brian, thank you! Powerfull movie — last line is heavy but in the end we just want to die with our boots on still living life! –but miracles don’t always happen…


  4. bathed by a thousand butterflies in flight
    I stand with outstretched arms…. oh that is a wonderful image…one i can feel on my skin and it captures the gentle awakening of spring so well


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