Can it be? For the first time in recent memory, I’m between writing projects, mainly because NaNoWriMo doesn’t start for another week. So today I got to have fun with a writing prompt (not that I’m supposed to be getting ready to board a plane in a couple of hours or anything). I’ve been writing prose non-stop, so it was fun to play with language in poetry form today.
Nina’s writing prompt photo that sparked my imagination:
The writing prompt details:
#MY WritersWritingPrompt – Week 43/2015
Write a piece of micro-fiction/non-fiction/poetry in English or Malay inspired by this image – word count: between 50 to 200 words
What I wrote:
Heart invisible, all face and hands, an imprint on the fabric of the ethos.
Degrees of gray. A brow but no eyes, existing beyond dimension.
On which side of the cloth do I stand?
Arms folded, timid, watching
Or a soul pressed, and expressing, against impossible vastness.
Step closer, lean in to hear.
Her mouth is open with the promise of truth, of a scream, of emptiness.
Beauty in the exertion
And a thrilling threat of rupture.
— Eve Messenger