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.

Flying Out of this World

Yesterday, my dear witchy friend, chosen sister, and all around wicked talented artist, Gina Morley, changed her Facebook profile picture. I went to “Like” the painting she chose, saw another piece I love, then another caught my eye, and after that I was completely lost inside the wondrous world of my Gina’s art for about… a very long time. I figured that it would be only fair that you, too, were given the chance to be inspired by creations that are out of this world…

For Day 16 of NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Write a poem where the speaker travels to a parallel, but infinitely remote, universe.

Travel to a world where faery magic is spread through bubbles…
Gina 1
Or where wheeled mice gave winged folks suspiciously bored looks…
Gina 2
Perhaps, your chosen world would be inhabited by Blooming Howls
Gina 3

P.S. If you choose to display Gina Morley’s work at your site, please link the post to her blog. That goes for you, too, Gina *cackles witchy style*.


* 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 to the source will Big Bang new galaxies. Really.