Trading Up


Trading Up



Trade prosaic avalanches for daydreams that dance,

steel dolls for a tin man’s heartbeat,

crimson leaks for jumps and jives,

the limits of doom for clocks that teach,

spun numbness for an expressway day.


Trade a rocket’s plume for the spell of a golden ticket,

spooky accolades for a dearth of regimes,

the vanity of nosegays for a trustworthy blonde,

lunchtime tipping awry for welcome order,

a lost head case for the renewal of rivers’ humbleness,

a showdown of dominoes for motions hung.


The bronze intercom

screams out shattered fortunes.

Auroras fall into laden fields.

New images of entrancing symmetry

within parquet tiles 

can right that wrong.


Trade the jungles for a Buddha smile.



Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include seven published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep First Edition, Big Questions, Little Sleep Second Edition; Lost and Found; Red Is The Sunrise; Bus Lights; Travel Sight; Spica’s Frequency; and Doubt and Truth.  Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song; Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry; That Fifth Element; and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at


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