Unsteady #dVersePoets #Prosery

In a parallel universe, in space, in time, I sit thousands of feet above the sea, dressed in clouds. My imagination grows a tail and sailors think they see a dragon. They’re not wrong.

I used to hang with loose thumbs from the edge of the moon, so I’m accustomed to the swing of wild waves. I anchor myself to passive verbs in boring stories, where I can slice my soul, and release the ancient sludge in chewable pieces to hungry seagulls.

The dark bits dissolve under their tiny tongues, and they lean forward, head down, and produce a horrid choking call. Their eyes turn from warm brown to cool black as they digest the knowledge they were never designed to comprehend.

The grey sea casts its spell and I’m transformed, once again.

What am I now? Just a distant star, praying for oxygen.

Image: Seagulls at Knokke, Belgium by the North Sea taken by KK photography

KK Photography – Knokke, Belgium

Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub | Prosery: Meditation (144 words exactly)

“In space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea”
From May Sarton, “Meditation in Sunlight”

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

46 thoughts on “Unsteady #dVersePoets #Prosery

  1. I really like how you’ve painted these images, these scenes – they are so vibrant and alive. A wonderful interpretation of the lines, offered to us in such amazing details. I especially like how you’ve given the gulls bits they were never meant to comprehend – and wow, those lines about hanging from the thumbs on the moon – delicious! Brava!

  2. I really love this one, Tricia. One of your best. Such great use of language and imagery! I love “dressed in clouds” and the hanging by thumbs, and many more.

    1. Thanks, Merril! I had just been thinking about the sea before I saw the prompt, so I knew I was in the right headspace to hover above it! Appreciate you hosting! 🌸💐🌸

  3. Wow Tricia, this is out of this world AMAZING!!! It is melodic and soothing and this magical flow you’ve created is addicting to read. I absolutely LOVE the ending, leaves the reader pondering deep concepts and touched within. Fantastically done as always, dear friend 🤍🤗

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