Today when summer’s stained, a gown
from lacerated clouds; It’s bruised
as painted smirks on sobbing clowns.
When flower beds lay decomposed
Today when neither sleet nor sun
embrace the bronzing skin of men
at oars on stinking rafts, their sons
with watered kelp and hair; amends
Today when days are long, yet short
when blue-light wails from sympathy.
We linger in rebellious thwart.
We’re stronger dressed with apathy.
Today it’s the 4th day for dVerse 5th year celebration. As usual we combine the prompt with an interview. Today it’s with Samuel Peralta, hosted by me. There is also a prompt to do twitter poem, 140 characters or less. You can do multiple stanzas (multiple tweets) if you want to. If you want to be inspired check out Sam’s prompt on twitter poem from 2013.
July 21, 2016