Decisions, OctPoWriMo Day 21, # amwriting #octpowrimo



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Toward Meaning, OctPoWriMo Day 8, #amwriting

Well, this was hard. (I can hear a “that’s what she said” from the audience.) 🙂 I took the challenge from OctPoWriMo today which was to create a poem as a Joseph’s Star with the prompt of What Do You Know and How Do You Know It?

Personally I don’t feel that I only understand something once I’ve written it or even explored my emotions once they’re on the page. Rather, I have a pretty good idea of what I think, but writing and “massaging” each thought into a word provides clarity. Trying to express that in a terse style was so, so difficult. 🙂


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OctPoWriMo Day 29,  Prompt: Upside Down


The wordsmith traces phrases

like blue veins along her wrist.

Finger sculpting sentences

seducing sounds so she feels askew,

upside down, she stares at stars,

wears his words like hearts in her ears.


end 10/30/2016

S. Darlington

Epitaph for You

OctPoWriMo, Day 26, prompt: abandonment, form: epitaph


Epitaph for You

For all my prayers on your passing

mourning, eulogizing everlasting

you repay me by being a nightmare,

from which I awake, beware,

clinging to my blanket and dog

the end simply circling to prologue.


end 10/26/2016

S. Darlington