It’s not in the maelstroem,
not in the eddie below,
not the monster hiding your sense
in the corner of its lidless eye;
it’s never the Kraken pulling you down,
not even the hunger of waves
eager to drape you in kelp;
depriving your sleep…
The monster is what you’ve done
and whatever you’re not…
For Izy at toads writing about the kraken (a 55 word poem as well)… I always think that the worst beasts we do have inside ourselves.
January 9, 2019
So we all have some monster residing in us. Hmm.
“the hunger of waves
eager to drape you in kelp”
yummy; that’s my fave
So very true! A person is often their own worst enemy.
you’re right. what’s really lurking in the deep…
I agree – the worst beasts are within.
A fabulous interpretation of the prompt.. very introspective on the origin of monsters.
Ooooh, I like the last part, Björn.
“The monster is what you’ve done
and whatever you’re not…”
Agree with Shawna about the favorite phrase.
Is it the monster within that makes us feel that the waves *want* to drape us with kelp? Nice one.