For OctPoWriMo Day 9 the Prompt is based on the words “tapping the ash of her cigarette,” and what memory or story pops into our minds. Also doing the Saturday Mix Prompt from Sarah (Weejars) of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie using a poem form called an Elfje.
“An ‘Elfje’ counts as five sentences.
Line 1 – One word. This word symbolizes a colour or feature. The word symbolizes the atmosphere.
Line 2 – Two words. These are something or someone with this colour or feature.
Line 3 – Three words. Giving more information about the person or the object. You describe where the person or the object is, who the person or what the object is, or what the person or object is doing. This sentence usually starts with the word ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘it.’
Line 4 – Four words. Here you are writing something about yourself in relation to the person or the object. This sentence is your conclusion.
Line 5 – One word. This word is called the ‘Bomb.’ It is the essence of the poem.”
Hawksley Workmen – “Smoke Baby”
Her mouth casually,
Pulls her cigarette, smoke trails —
Deftly tapping cigarette,
Ochre eyes simper, crushing —
Pursing them prettily,
Tossing peroxide mane, whispering —
Be promises kept,
Her words as cinders,
She disappears, gone —
You’re broken, smoke-heavy —
Hips swaying, curves,
Bouncing, as she chuckles,
Sweeping through mind,
Shadow of sleepless night,
She’s no defeat,
Just reeks of cigarette —
Remembering her —
Makes you and me,
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