#OctPoWriMo Day 18: Poem – Blackout – “The Cave” #amwriting #poetry 


For OctPoWriMo Day 18 I’ve chosen my own prompt of blackout poetry. 

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Go to places on Earth,

The most extreme environments. 

Track down Arizona in Death Valley, 

On the shores beneath iceshelf[s]. 

Desert some island north to find, [un]Imaginable trips to batt-ridden cave[s]. 

Studying environments where a human would, 

Cross the cosmos, other planets, 

Undeterred by Face-smashing, 

By the constant wetness, the darkness.

The slight possibility that whatever, 

Exotic diseases, might enter, [still] ask —

If [they’re] encountering [the] unknown.

We think it’s moderately unlikely, 

[As the] cave floor with water of varying depths, 

[Has no] transparency, [so we] walk gingerly,

To avoid discovering unmapped water. 

A walk in the park — no ropes, just some crawling, 

Eventually reach[ing the] deepest chamber. 

Spun webs, bat’s zagged and zinged, 

Emitting their high pitch. 

Red rock walls with green slime, 

Gypsum paste and limestone in process, 

Dissolved by sulfuric acid [became apparent.]

I was thinking, 

This cave resembled [nature] lobbying

[For people to] recognize [its vast hidden meanings].

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 
 

7 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo Day 18: Poem – Blackout – “The Cave” #amwriting #poetry 

  1. michnavs October 22, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This reminds me of my younger years when i used to go cave exploring..twas a beautiful experience with nature..

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  2. rolandlegge October 22, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Faboulous poem! I felt like I was on an adventure reading your poem . Blessings Roland

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Miriam Hurdle October 23, 2017 / 1:04 am

    I like your poem, Mandi! I always want to go down to the bottom of Grand Canyon to see the cave.

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    • mandibelle16 October 23, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      Thanks Miriam. Yes that would be very neat. I love that whole area on AZ just gorgeous! Thanks.

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      • Miriam Hurdle October 24, 2017 / 6:31 pm

        You’re welcome, Mandi. I hope we’ll go to visit soon. Have a nice week!

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