What a weird delight
A congealed dressing
Of our thoughts
To let your vitriol
Contaminate my IV of life
Where were you
When I couldn’t stand
With your impetuous knocking
On the windows of my mind
In the shadows
It was an impetuous knock on the old wooden door.
It was Margot’s corked shoes tapping.
Tap. Tap. Tap-tap-tap.
It was the shrill cries of children that weren’t mine.
It was the old tile with its yellow triangles inside blue circles
And the slow boiling blood stripping it clean.
Two quick stream of consciousness type things for the RDP prompt of the day.
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“The ubiquitous silence maybe?”
“Is that why we’re whispering?”
“I guess …”
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“Where are the birds?”
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“Here’s our stop,” Aria said.
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We all want somebody to save.
By: Haley Schirber
The way the sun shifts slowly.
Alters the light.
These moments big and small
will make you feel the might.
Though just as shade grows gently,
swallowing the light
these hatreds that you harbor
must now be brought to sight.
The sea of fear keeps rising
and with it comes our plight
there is something that you need to hear
but with it comes a fight.