Just think a cloud in cyberspaceintuitive pink and fluffyno storms no lightningno rain just white wispy platforms floatingin a blue fieldAnd you are tiny—and SKINNY safely spinning round smiling and laughing and dancing to
the syncopateddo wop day glow
of a Bali autumn night.
Scooby dooby doo
scaz fraz, raz ma taz and you are caught-up
in a time warp
where everyone is young
and a half dozen orthopedic shoes
swing on a clothesline along with
black and white oxfords
and toe shoes
AND they are ALL YOUR SIZE.
Daddle waddle ding dong
shoo-do-doo- woosh wow whee,
bam-bub-bee, zoosk zoos-zingin
And now you are in Macchu Picchu
twisting with Chubby Checker
and you get it—you’re connected to the source.
Blaze a blingin
tootin and scootin
without a care
down the stair
with long flaxen hair
and your butt, hips and thighs
make grown men drool
cause your flying without a license
fresh out of school
you are so cool
and SOOO flexible.
Then you sneeze
and break the spell
and you are back
but for a few syncopated moments
you were at the center of the cosmos.
A universe unto yourself and
it was HEAVEN
and Life is Like That
when your head is in a cloud
and you’re wearing rose-colored reading glasses
and earphones with a mic
Can you hear me now?
bing bang bong.
Crank it up, Babe
I can still hear myself
Author/Photographer, and native New Yorker, Cornelia is currently a
Member-At-Large of The National League Of American Pen Women.
Cornelia lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii for thirty-six years. She makes her home in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York.
Her poems and photography are published in print, online and Rain Bird, a literary and art journal of the University of Hawaii's Windward Community College (2008-2013).
In 2013, Cornelia received Rain Bird's Kolokolea Poetry Prize for her poem, "Speaking French."
In October 2015 her chapbook "Hawaiian Time," entered in the National League ofAmerican Pen Women’s Vinnie Ream contest was awarded the 3rd place in their inaugural multi-discipline category.
"Letters To A Prisoner" by Connie D. (Honorable Mention For Poetry in 2011 New York Book Festival) https://www.createspace.com/3512628
"Hawaiian Time" by Cornelia DeDona (Third Place Multi-Discipline inaugural Vinnie Ream Award)
"Meadow Pause" (out of print)
"Boogie Fever" (out of print)
"Meadow Pause Revisited" (e-book)
"Fire Dance" (e-book)
"Pasta Italiana" (a notebook with color photos of Murano and Burano) http://www.blurb.com/b/3697761-pasta-italiana
"Saturdays With Lillian" (An Anthology from my days at University of Hawaii's Windward Community College)
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