Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge #15

you punctured my husk
just like popcorn / I burst
accordion groans / sequestered sighs

can you uninstall my heart
from your chest?

saltwater time / drifting / sifting
being alone is not hard

it’s the memory I want to escape

Written for Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge #15, Image by Nick Reeves “An Uncommon Vision” 

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28 thoughts on “Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge #15

  1. This is gorgeously rendered, Tricia! I particularly love; “saltwater time / drifting / sifting being alone is not hard.” 🙂

  2. saltwater time / drifting / sifting

    What an amazing line. Saltwater makes things more buoyant…they float more, knock into each other, drift, become water logged to finally sink….but the floating and drifting at sea….just a wonderful image here. And then those final two lines….it’s the memory I want to escape. That can stick with you. A relationship gone sour….a leaving….but the memories drift still within the mind.
    I really liked this write!

    • Thanks, Lillian! Yes, it’s about a relationship gone sour. Saltwater also stings, so saltwater time is about the memories stinging in time as she drifts and sifts through them. Thanks for hosting this week! ❣️

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