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

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



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].


©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.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 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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