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.



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.


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.


  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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