Go Away Now

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Complications sour the air. It sits heavy like a rock, immense and expanding.  I am pinned to the low and the unbending, hard consonants without vowels.

This place reeks of precarious edges and uncertain lines. I am starved for words.  The familiar has become unreadable, untold.  Noises have become forms that weave themselves into a motionless net around each ungathered piece of what might pass for sanity.  I grow continuously neither better nor worse.

I do not remember what I asked of the universe, the cosmic spirits that randomly move the pieces of my life, that giveth sometimes but often only taketh away.

O yes, their ways are mysterious. Blood and Violence merging into Just The Way Things Are.

If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant, deeper, emptier, more ravening than their insatiable hunger.

Let them dine alone—I will swallow myself

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Victoria at dVerse has given us words from poet Jane Kenyon
If it’s darkness
we’re having, let it be extravagant.
for this week’s prosery, a 144 word composition.

I am also linking to The Myths of the Mirror November Writing Challenge–a non-human point of view.

30 thoughts on “Go Away Now

  1. Oh, this is so dark. I’m having waves upon waves of chills. I adore the line: “If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant, deeper, emptier, more ravening than their insatiable hunger.” Wow. Still shivering. Thank you so much for taking up the prompt, Kerfe. Amazing response as always. I can’t wait to share.

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  2. I like the way your stream of consciousness develops, Kerfe, from ‘unbending, hard consonants without vowels’ through ‘precarious edges and uncertain lines’ to noises that ‘have become forms that weave themselves into a motionless net’ – very visual, like a spiral – and is then swallowed – like a comet eating its own tail.

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