Wednesday, 7 November 2007
at the end of a journey--totally optional prompts
Totally Optional Prompts wants us to write evocative poetry.
I chose a random word from read. write. poem as asked by Jillypoet on her NaBloPoMo page and wrote this 11 line poem. Hope this works for both!
at the end of a journey
you endure an ice-coated carapace,
much like a goldfish swathed by aspic.
heartbeat picking once more to full moon.
rousing too soon onto a gallery of glass,
cavorting dewdrop lets off cold tentacles.
thorns of a plant prickle as you pass.
your voyage outlines obliterated passages
like water wandering in crumbled drains.
skin crumbles into itself, crawling over
veneer of ostensible spirited strength-
giving in, you gaze into vast nothingness.