when you call me feminist with that sneer that mocks blue-black from deadened eyes have you consulted Webster as you disparage inexactly? is it equality that prompts your jaw tightening snarling disdain? what fear you if I stood shawty at your side? when you label me feminist in that tone befit for excrement you […]Bastardizing Feminism
Join me in rising to the occasion of November writing prompts from the inimitable Christine!
I am thrilled to be back on Brave & Reckless and offering daily prompts which I hope will stimulate your creativity.
For November, I looked to poem and book titles related to Thanksgiving and Fall for inspiration. I fell in love with the title of Douglas Florian’s poetry collection Autumnblings, which beautifully captures this time of year and have chosen it for the name of November’s prompt challenge.
The poems and books that these prompts are drawn from represent many different voices and points of view. I hope that you find them as evocative as I do and that you will be intrigued enough to learn more about them.
There is only one rule to my prompt challenge: the poem or book title should serve as the title of your piece OR all the words of the title should be integrated into your piece somehow.
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there was an offer to help unpack your griefcase
as you journeyed from the dark side of the moon
you stepped inside the circle, oft assuaging
while ghouls whispered ill, of o’er containment
we wrestled with buckles of fiery quicksand
as sequestered skeletons rattl’d moldering bones
we offered cleansing for aged, festering wounds
/suppuration clung, cobwebbing logical thought/
patterns wrest from faded ledgers
we edit in the cold light of day
your demons reigned in the gloaming
cajoling, glib with their forked tongues
my pores weep for all the losses
I taste the salt poured in your open wounds