Sunday, July 18, 2010

Prompt 125: Preponderance

This week's prompt, preponderance, comes from Deanna of Dances with Loons. Thanks to DWL for this image and poem. (Please note that, although DWL blogs at Beth Patterson's Virtual Tea House, but she and Beth are separate people!)

The brittle brown edges disintegrate with movement
Yet, I will not stop moving.
The years may make me fragile
But the remnants find a way to coalesce
And so I persevere.

The preponderance of emotion as I age,
Is longing,
Monotonous slow aches
That painfully stretch into wanting.

You see, they are at war;
Emotional missiles lobbed between desire and trust,
A turmoil that rarely finds a truce.

I turn so that the wind of those projectiles
Is at my back
And all I can see is Now.

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