For this challenge we were asked to read our favorite poem and I wasn’t sure if she meant a poem I had written or a poem written by someone else. So I went with someone else (I have many favorites btw), that someone else being Jim Carroll. The poem is simply titled Poem as are many of his poems. Jim Carroll’s poems are hard to find online and are too difficult for me to format so this time you will have to listen muhahaha.
And then a poem from me using the word cues in the prompt
An inauspicious moon pulls the veil
Over her pale face and in her obfuscation
The wolves skulk off, steady paws
Plowing the raving earth for bones.
Your smile, hangs sanguine
On the cusp of imaginings.
Optimism has lost its buoyancy
And with each knock I slip
Deeper into the house
Afraid of what lies behind
That once confident threshold.
Now I retreat, innards gone,
Cavities re-stuffed with
My own pessimistic blather.
Pandora’s box sits on
The edge of the kitchen table,
The contents rushing out
In a vast and terrible parade.
I catch the sun’s beaming face
Through a chink in the blinds,
Those glimpses weaving within me
A positively ravenous curiosity.
I unpack myself and
In the midst of my turmoil
Head out into uncertain streets.