Werewolves

At dawn, we picked at scabs,
struggled
to unitch eczema left
by disparities of pastimes,
our opposing perspectives
manifested in contentious words.
hurled when werewolfed
under the Cherry Moon.

Now, displaced from night
we lingered, linger
muted and displeased
lacking fortitude
to withstand a daylight
harsh and prone to picking
bones from flesh
and weeding out the last remaining scab
still itching
to blissfully burst
discharging pus
for a sullen solace
sentenced by the syllables
we slung in temper
of buried bickering
until dusk sneaks up again.

Chaos, Nr. 2 Hilma af Klint

Today we are having Open Link Live at dVerse hosted by Sanaa. Join us at 3 PM EST and Live if you want to. We are using Google Meet so you can join (with or without video) from the convenience of your browser.

I have also used a title from Lilian’s poetic prompt yesterday

November 10, 2022

10 responses to “Werewolves

  1. I really like this image in your opening:
    At dawn, we picked at scabs,
    struggled
    to unitch eczema left
    by disparities of pastimes,
    our opposing perspectives
    manifested in contentious words.

  2. Enjoyed hearing you read this today Björn. It’s dark but alluring, and full of fascinating imagery.

  3. Interesting Björn. The darkness around us leaves much to picking of scabs even as dawn alights.
    Hope though is our mainstay for the light of morning.

    Much💛love

  4. “eczema left by disparities of pastimes,” is such a strong and powerful image, Bjorn! I so enjoyed hearing you read this at Open Link LIVE today! ❤❤

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