One thought on “September Writing Prompt #1

  1. misterkaki says:

    The Bellowing Arbour

    How much power do you need,
    to take from us?
    Have we not heard already years,
    half asleep, just awake, degraded humanity,
    to hear?
    Enough perhaps,
    to hear the obvious,
    our arms swirling.
    Perhaps a groaning,
    in another over-energetic cyclone.

    Be neither comforted
    nor distracted,
    by thoughts of summer,
    just elapsed.
    For purring black felines
    on your lap,
    nor even the singing,
    of domestic draughts,
    through your cat flap
    speak the language you need,
    to hear.

    Your arbour brothers
    and their brides have,
    in these shortening days,
    hastening wet footings.
    And as yet their arms be semi-clothed.
    As such and sucking they stand vulnerable,
    to that one time,
    in how so many years,
    Their time early,
    too early?

    Smote storm stricken betwixt,
    the north and east seas.
    Cat curled there around my bedding
    and my lax hand around a cooling tea.
    partners of thundering timbre,
    into more of my unthinking time.
    But for my brothers
    and sisters reach,
    oh reach
    and bring onto them,
    thy swirling beseeching.

    Bash their brittle panes,
    of protection.
    And shriek,
    Time is nigh,
    civil sleepers.
    Come now to the earthen floor,
    and rotate all your minds.
    Shift swiftly,
    into healing embraces before all,
    you think you know,
    is taken back,
    to ancient unyielding slime.

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