Wordle# 177

177

I reign in my edges,

Those wild horses,

Those meandering battalions

Dismal in their projections

Intent upon war.

I plant roses by the seashore,

The salt of my withdrawal

Fashioning bullets of thorns.

The preliminary thrust

Rips locks into forbidden flesh.

Oh how I want to trespass you

To rearrange the signals

That perpetuate your repulsion.

Held under the ball of your foot

My prehensile limbs stray

From the carapace, a stain,

Spotted only as a byproduct of death

And if I gather up all my reliquaries

I would still be empty save

For my bitter black blood.

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15 responses to “Wordle# 177

  1. Pretty fantastic poem; cohesive with great images like:-
    I plant roses by the seashore / the salt of my withdrawal

  2. oh how I want to trespass you. Oh my, now there is some heat to that. The salt of my passing was a cool line as well. An interesting contrast of emotions between that second stanza an the last.

  3. THE STARTER

    she
    held
    up
    her
    hands
    which
    was
    the
    signal
    to
    gather
    the
    meandering
    horses
    and
    bring
    them
    to
    the
    rose
    garden
    by
    the
    edge
    of
    the
    dismal
    sea

    the
    starters
    gun
    that
    had
    been
    thrust
    upon
    her
    earlier
    in
    the
    day
    now
    hung
    loosely
    at
    her
    side
    filled
    with
    fake
    bullets
    and
    all
    the
    safety
    locks
    clicked
    off

    once
    she
    pulled
    the
    trigger
    she
    merely
    had
    to
    plant
    her
    feet
    on
    the
    right
    spot
    throw
    the
    ball
    into
    the
    circle
    and
    watch
    the
    game
    begin

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  5. I love the way these lines make my ears perk up:
    “The salt of my withdrawal”
    “And if I gather up all my reliquaries”

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