Everything To Gain
What Love Was
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. 🙂
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.