11.17 Daily Poem Challenge #22

ohheykiri Poetry, Writing Leave a Comment

I am using the daily prompts provided on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog on writersdigest.com


FIRST ORDER OF THE DAY


I take my waking
sublingually, small
dissolving future in blue
with capillary action
to every clay cell
reshaping blood and skin
and oil-slicked brain
I am cracked pottery
in a still-life picture
of a thousand words
unfolding in poems
and prayers for worthiness
to these opened eyes
and awakened state
still strange and lonely
pieced together human
getting up to fight
and win the day
that says I should not be
whole or true.

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