Dread

Dragonfly Blue

photo by Charley

This is day 23 of Days of Unreason:

“Such fragile wings.” – Jim Harrison

 

She dreads
family reunions.

One year she watched
her cousin Jimmy swat
a dragonfly.

Beautiful.

Blue.

Wings crumpled,
it lay inert on the grass.

She fears the darkening words, mostly.

 

A little over a year ago, I joined Jillys2016 in a challenge called “28 Days of Unreason.”  She culled quotes from the poems of Jim Harrison in a book called Songs of Unreason.  We used the quotes as prompts; diving boards suspended over the abyss of poetry.  Jill is revisiting unreason, and I am skipping gleefully along.  Come and join the fun!

We are seeking some shade at dVerse Poets Pub tonight.

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36 thoughts on “Dread

    • Yes… um, the bug or the girl? I’m glad you appreciated it. I’m also glad your family reunions are loving. I haven’t been made aware of one… on either side of my family… for more than twenty years.

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  1. You’ve conveyed an ominous atmosphere so well, Charley, it made me shudder, particularly in the way you drew out ‘Beautiful. Blue. Wings crumpled,’ and in the ‘darkening words’.

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