An Exercise For Limbering Up The Right Brain

Picture seven red things
that aren’t painted.
Discard any not round.
Add three that would shiver
your bare toe. Next,

bucket your hand
in rainwater, leave it
till you can describe
how morning smells
different from evening.

Return to the red and eliminate
what you’ve never eaten
or heard a saying about.

You’re left with an apple,
and it will keep you healthy.

David Henson lives in Peoria, Illinois, with his wife and their dog who loves to take them for walks in the woods. His work has appeared or is upcoming in Eunoia Review, two chapbooks of poetry, The Pikestaff Forum, Lullwater Review, 365 tomorrows, The Fable Online, and Literally Stories, among others.

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3 Responses to An Exercise For Limbering Up The Right Brain

  1. Nancy says:

    Strange in a wonderful cerebral way.

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