For NaPoWriMo Day 29 the prompt is: “to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.” I’m combining with Sarah from MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie‘s Saturday Mix Prompt of Opposing Forces and two sets of words suburb and city centre and repair and damage.
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Plath Poetry Calendar: APPREHENSIONS
“There is this white wall, above which the sky creates itself—
Infinite, green, utterly untouchable.
Angels swim in it, and the stars, in indifference also.
They are my medium.
The sun dissolves on this wall, bleeding its lights.”
No walls to repair, or damage,
Creation’s infinite, sublime.
You tug at my heart —
Amidst starlit skys.
Chiding indifference —
Knowing white walls,
Not suburbsof children,
Sparking, neglecting —
The sun’s dissolved,
Bleeding into pitch —
Light tears through.
©Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.
Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting Finish Off Friday Flash Fictions prompts:
When Mark and Pat renovated their [home,] they discovered an old bicycle hidden under the [back deck].
“I wonder how long it’s been down here?” Mark said removing the bike from the remains of the deck. He washed off the grime, finding a cheery red bicycle beneath.
He was sure the bicycle would ride well once he oiled the chain and made a few repairs. He had spare bicycle parts somewhere in his garage.
When he tipped the bike over he found a small pouch hidden under the bike seat. Opening the bag, Mark removed a picture of a brilliant red head.
“Come see Pat,” Mark called to his wife. Pat came running, although, her husband was annoying her.
” It’s a photograph of modern art, Mark.The colours are vivid and the style of the woman’s dress is recent. Where did you find it?”
“In this pouch, underneath the bicycle seat. How can that be?”
Instantly, the clean red bicycle began to glimmer. A portal opened up and the bicycle disappeared into the vortex, the photograph soon to follow.
Mark and Pat were speechless.
©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved.