I loved this month’s writing prompt, illusion, over at Free Verse Revolution, so I was thrilled when my poem, Imagine, was accepted for publication! Many thanks to the editor, Kristiana, for taking this piece.
My writing journey began with photo prompts. I wrote fairytales and myths. Even now, when writer’s block seizes me, nothing helps put my pen back to the paper more then a creative challenge to write something in response to a picture, or a phrase, or simply one word.
I love writing in response to something because it is just that: a response. Sometimes what I write is directly inspired by an image or word, but sometimes the connection between the prompt and the writing is more elusive, yet it is still what I felt upon seeing the prompt.
So, without further ado, I invite you to read Imagine, my latest response.
If you look down
Goblet filled with red wine
You will find your teeth
Have turned the pearly white
Of fey skin and the
Backs of mermaid’s mirrors.
Yet gunshots ring in the white wine
Where your eyes flirt with angel’s trumpet
And there is blood on the
Rim of your cup slowly
Revealing your sins
Lying stark on a bed or roses
At the bottom of a wishing well
Where fairies cannot fly.
Touch the surface and it
Your fear scurries away
Riding astride a swan as a
Streak of black in its feathers.
Please do feel free to share your beautiful thoughts with me!
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash