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Poetry Marathon: final poem! (#12) ~ use line from a book (where everything is music)

Piecemeal So many of my friends     even my family want labels. Want each part of me divided parsed into neatly organised boxes drawers     shelves    folders    trashcans My hands should go into that grey box marked in black letters   worker My ears should go into a piano bench tagged with a sticky note   where everything is music My … Continue reading Poetry Marathon: final poem! (#12) ~ use line from a book (where everything is music)

poetry marathon prompt #10: poem in response to ‘moonshadow’

“And if my colours all run dry…” I’m being followed by a plague doctor plague doctor   plague doctor Fœtid breath of death Slip of leather soles over stone I hear him     creeping closer. Behind his beaky mask lurk no colours. His eyes as dry as his clawed fingers, curled into talons rend & tear rend & … Continue reading poetry marathon prompt #10: poem in response to ‘moonshadow’

poetry marathon: prompt #9, use minimum 5 of 10 words given

‘summer night…perfection of thought…’    with apologies to Wallace Stevens ~ Despite the rain, the fireflies flicker. At the treeline, they hang in branches diamante on blue so dark it burns. Our house becomes a cottage in the dark, shrinks strangely in the summer heat, its recent build only a mask for four walls and … Continue reading poetry marathon: prompt #9, use minimum 5 of 10 words given

Poetry Marathon: prompt #7

Seasons of Tea ~ Iced. With lemon, summer’s flavour. Sometimes honey. And sometimes plain, hot as climate change. Rooibos, Darjeeling – taste of muscatel, they say. They’re wrong. Unless it’s a first flush private reserve. Dragon pearl – jasmine leaves rolled into perfect green globules of fragrance. Brew until liquid gold. Ice. Hot. Lapsang Souchong, … Continue reading Poetry Marathon: prompt #7

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