Negativity Runs in Circles

I’ve always believed that moods are contagious. Smiles spread and frowns try to cover every face they come into contact with. What do you think, my Wicked Luvs? For Day 17 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Let your poetry show how negativity breeds more negativity breeds more negativity… (or not).


* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link to your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015”: Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you (it’s polite).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back will make Poe grin. “Ha!” said the Raven, “Nevermore!”

Interactive Edgar Alan Poe bookPoe is a known frowner (who actually makes me very happy). So why am I adding the delight of his gloom to this post? Well, because the 3rd Interactive Edgar Alan Poe book, by David G. Forés, is out and kicking. And I wanted to share the yum!

Labyrinths and Very Small Suns

My youngest egg flew out of the nest
and joined the circus.
She traveled the galaxy
collecting labyrinths of reflections;
and very small suns.

When our breasts next filled with spring song,
her big brother joined a marching murder.
“Your instrument will carry its own weight!” I tweeted,
before his wit could decide to explore irony.
His phone was set to vibrate, but I know he got it.

Still… I’ve smelled the tune of hard metal
creeping towards his window nest.

Process Note: a “murder” is a band of crows. Yes, I just wanted to type that so that I could say it aloud in my head. Few things are as cool as a murder of crows. Well, perhaps an unkindness of ravens comes close… but just barely.

for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 16 – Flying Out of this World: Write a poem where the speaker travels to a parallel, but infinitely remote, universe.

linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (What’s Your Vision)

Cosmic Galaxy Egg and Bird's Nest“Birds Nest”, by David Hess; and “Cosmic Galaxy Egg”, by Andrew Logan (I couldn’t find the name of the piece that resembles a string instrument gone wild… Anyone?). I borrowed the image from ARTSblog.