Storms Within #amwriting

My second quadrille, thanks to dVerse. If you are a poet or want to be a poet, check out this very welcoming community. To read other quadrilles utilizing the lovely word “flicker” click here:

candles flicker

Candles Light Even Through A Storm ©Sascha Darlington


Storms Within

Storms hurled.

Thunder shook.

Lightning shredded.

Now we commune in candlelight

the flame flickering

casting suspicious shadows.

We would have chattered once

until dawn startled the horizon.

Now words are hard,

topics unmalleable

our years together

disintegrate like corroded batteries

acidic, forbidden to touch.



Sascha Darlington

18 thoughts on “Storms Within #amwriting

  1. When words are hard, the relationship can quickly disintegrate like corroded batteries.

    Thanks for joining us at D’verse!

  2. Wow! Chockablock with great images. Relevant to me because it’s monsoon season here (lots of thunder and lightning), and I recently had to change the old, corroded batteries on the tractor and gator. Did you know there’s a gel you can put on battery terminals to prevent acid corrosion? Perhaps we need a gel for people. Enjoyed this.

  3. Really good relationship metaphor but we are cyclic beings and we go through those ups and downs. The key is to keep working at it. Men and women are so different. I’m so glad you are a part of dVerse, Sasha.

    1. Thank you so much, Victoria for the comment and the welcome. I love being a part of dVerse.
      I hadn’t thought of that, cyclic beings. It’s very true. I wonder why it is so. Thank you again.

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