i'm tempted to order you from an online catalog;
biting my nails to the quick
probing torn flesh in my cheek 'til it bleeds
reading with eyes devoid of the danger of glazing
"Enjoy a free gift with any product order when you use your Catalog Number!"
#967411. i trace the pleasant digits with my pointer, hoping it forecasts something new.
i love the way 9 offers an escape from a whirlwind of neverending chaos
6 curls and streaks for the skies
7 is hell-bent for freedom
4 offers a reprieve from sharp turns and congruent roads,
supplemented by scorched corners.
but i don't grieve over the ones i've lost,
clipped from a catalog card like one gone from infinity.
perhaps i shouldn't order , because i --
can't deal with the weight you're bound to bring into my even life.
after all, infinity minus one is 1 from complete.
For the great `dreamsinstatic's 5th annual Poetry Screams Contest!
5th Annual Poetry Screams Prompt Contest [MORE!]`dreamsinstatic's
Fifth Annual Poetry Screams Prompt Contest
Due to several requests, and a conflict with my personal schedule, I have decided to extend the contest by one week!
New Contest Deadline: 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time) November 8th, 2013
Introduction: Another year has fallen into shadow, yet the sun rises still and the wind refuses to fade. We find ourselves caught up in the funeral dirge of nature as all that is green does not become gold. The time has come when the shadows begin to grasp more of the world within their darkness. Nature surrenders herself to the first hints of Winter's bitter embrace and the world begins to change. The earth rattles as dead leaves rain from the sky and the harvest gives way to the wicked pursuits of the rising dead and we are bound to witness the cycle of life and to remember those we have lost along the
The prompt I chose here is 'The Ones I've Lost'.
It's titled 'axiom' for the last line. An axiom is something which is so obvious that it's self-explanatory.