My “Hidden Mickey”

The quest rejoined, excitement builds
As, once again we set our sights
To see beyond the scrolls and frills,
Beyond the in-your-face, distracting, trite
displays; The brand, beyond the dazzling lights.

We’re partners, ready at the chase
A single purpose: reach the highest count
The brand creators, cleverly erase
with blinding backdrops, to distract – confound,
While mouse ears, at every turn, abound.

Despite the planning, searches and pursuits
I chance upon the tie-break scene:
Indentations pressed in fresh-raked sand
(a foot-print), tell much more than pausing at the scene,
My self-made Mickey – that makes eighteen!



Hello, fellow Trifectans.
Since I am, obviously, still lingering in Disney World escape mode, I searched my vacation pics for inspiration. Voila! This early morning shot of footsteps in the freshly raked sand reveal, at first glance that someone in flip-flops trudged towards the water’s edge, pausing for a moment to decide which way to go, then continuing on. Look more closely, and using your imagination (it is fantasy, after all) you may see a spontaneous “Hidden Mickey”; a perfect example of a timeless brand

This week’s challenge: use third definition of the word BRAND:

Definition of BRAND

a : a charred piece of wood
b : firebrand 1
c : something (as lightning) that resembles a firebrand
2: sword
a (1) : a mark made by burning with a hot iron to attest manufacture or quality or to designate ownership (2) : a printed mark made for similar purposes : trademark
b (1) : a mark put on criminals with a hot iron (2) : a mark of disgrace : stigma
a : a class of goods identified by name as the product of a single firm or manufacturer : make

📖. *Poetic Form: Cinquain (times three- my personal modification of this classical form)

The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains can be found in many European languages, and the origin of the form dates back to medieval French poetry.
The most common cinquains in English follow a rhyme scheme of ababb, abaab or abccb. (Ref:

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