Words (11/Jun/21)

Avarice

He, marked out,
her body staked,
played all, reward,
love, no, mistake,
avarice, her creed,
take, move on, no,
a man, this man,
no way… she’s his.

Virtue

Ever searching,
virtue by line, no
sign, he’s none, not
making up, to late,
his brain in weekend
mode, it’s stopped
raining, maybe paint
the fence, wife wants
the house done, he’ll
think again, a virtue?
‘Where you going?’
‘Down the pub!’

Wrath

And, in a moment all gone,
no going back, not one thing,
an adding up, the summing of
all fears, no logic, circumstance
released, within all, wrath distils.

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Top of head poems to Twitter #vss365 word prompts 5th – 9th June’21

The labyrinth

Pleased to see ‘The Darkest Fairytale’ posting again, her writing has been missed.

The Darkest Fairytale

I close my eyes & I begin to dream
Only to be awoken by echoing screams,
A maze of paths & endless patterns
“Holy fuck” how did this happen?

I drift around there’s no way out
Barely can see, I panic & shout
Menacing roars from far ahead
It knows I’m here & it needs to be fed.

I run around it’s a lot to apprehend
Paths lead to nowhere except dead ends,
The pattern is complex, I’m not going to lie
I’m scared I’m lost & I don’t want to die.

Instincts surge and logic appears
I’ll find the centre, everything is clear
I’ll obtain a key to open this door
With the courage to slay a Minotaur.

Starting to wish I listened to my teacher
How did Theseus kill this creature?
No time to think, the roars get closer
I stumble & fall, “shit”
Into the Minotaurs enclosure.

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Named Speaker

His first submission, Amsterdam
his second Bologna via Milan
then south to Naples, named
speaker, reputation, now invited
Basel, Lausanne, Venice, Athens
London, Oxford, Brussels via Paris
San Francisco, Melbourne, Auckland
Kyoto as much holiday as science
a mind into others, storytelling maps.