Week 119

My words fidget-
a resonance so shrill
it continuously escapes me-
like damselflies careening
over bitter pools.

My heart is a skiff
chasing storm-tinctured skylines.
Its vacancies easily doused
I fight for breath underwater.

I have a knack for anechdoche,
for transmigration but wherever I go
it is to that same backlit frame that I return,
a motherless fetus exhumed.

The damage is mostly internal.
Eternal, I propagate my faults
though the addition
only serves to diminish.

Where do I even begin. I am having trouble facing certain realities/situations and I have sort of shut down emotionally which is making writing difficult. Also because I have been writing less frequently I am feeling uncertain and out of sync.


27 thoughts on “Wordle #119 “July 25th, 2016”

  1. Your writing is always so beautiful and profound.
    I am sorry life is not treating you well, I hope things get better for you soon, and if you want to talk, you know where to find me!

  2. Life seldom works on our own time or plans. You are still writing extremely well with great feeling. I hope you feel better or more expressive at least. “Motherless fetus” and the “damselflies careening”, were great lines!

  3. Hope you feel better soon and remember that shutting down emotionally only shuts down for others but not for yourself, you may ignore them but they still live. ((HUGS))

  4. There are so many exquisite lines in this piece, despite how you are feeling.
    I am so sorry that life has you in such an place/space. Sending and (((((hugs))))).

  5. “Storm-tinctured skylines”–WOWZA. I’m sorry you’re having a difficult time, and as I’ve said before, it’s amazing that it doesn’t affect your brilliant writing…

  6. i feel you on feeling out of sync. for the last 6 months or so, i have written only in a journal and i am relearning my poetic voice. ha. it will pass and you will settle into a rhythm again. just keep writing. they are there waiting just beneath the surface.

  7. I am right there with you on this one. I’ve been taking it easy…so be easy on yourself. I do continue to write something small daily, but I no longer fight to fit every prompt. And that’s OK. Sometimes we need a change in our routines in order to shatter expected molds.

    Glad you enjoyed my piece on the prompt. I find that when I stick to a short form I can plow through a prompt easier than if I use more words and trip over my own thoughts. An Elfje only has 11 words. So sometimes I put them in a series. 🙂

    1. I think everything comes in waves. Sometimes I write ferociously, sometimes I am more physical and less cerebral, and sometimes I just need to process and mull over everything.

      I used to write extremely long, rambling poems and haiku helped me to learn how to trim the fat so to speak.

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