Go (A Quadrille)

Go steal the colors from a sunset
and paint your room in opulent shades.

Coax the storm clouds into the bath,
and wash them with iridescent soaps
until they no longer grumble.

Catch the stars that have fallen
and welcome them back to Earth.

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This is my first time writing for a dVerse prompt. The goal was to write a quadrille (a 44 word poem) using the prompt word “go”. I enjoyed trying out this style of poetry and look forward to utilizing it more often.

Thank you for reading!

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SoundCloud: S. M. Saves
Twitter: @sm_saves

Through Windows

Eying through windows
Lying through teeth
She admires pearl necklaces
prefers leather to lace
Keeping curtains open
for glass corner views
Sunset purple and pink
hues upon skin sink
When night comes
she glows for them.

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Happy 2021. It’s been a spell since I last posted.

Thank you for reading my short poem.

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SoundCloud: S. M. Saves
Twitter: @sm_saves

The Moth

Silver thread pulls through moon spun silk
shaping glittering, gossamer wings.
Feathery antennae glimmer in the light
above a fluffy white cowl,
fore legs dancing in anticipation.
Scissors snip the thread tails
and the freed moth flies towards the moon.

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A draft of this poem was written yesterday for the #vssnature writing prompt “moth”.

Thank you for reading!

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SoundCloud: S. M. Saves
Twitter: @sm_saves

Goodbye

I went to bed early and woke up standing next to Death.

“What happened?” I asked. My body laid next to my husband, still asleep, oblivious that I was gone.

Death said, “It was your time to go.”

“I don’t get to say goodbye?”

“You can if you like.”

I floated through the air to the other side of the bed. “I love you. I’m sorry.”

And then I was gone.

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On some nights, after I’ve settled into bed and turned off the light, I have sad thoughts. This is one of them.

Thank you for reading.

SoundCloud: S. M. Saves
Twitter: @sm_saves