Hell On An Alternate String


Thanks Jenny, you’ve very much embraced what I was getting at in my prompt, love the use of your words and images to express what you wanted to say 🙂 ( Jenny’s response to my Fear prompt – https://doncharisma.org/2014/04/24/fear-don-charisma-s-prompt/ )



La Reina Rata

So light so bright so sterile white

So cheerful mauve and tones of earth

Cubicle-lawn-tv-is-home

Belly quickens with clockwork birth

The line is towed, the script, the map

The visions crushed the voice unheard

Prickly cactii desert trap

As Hughes once said “A Dream Deferred”

Seek unadventurous stable man

Clean cut indistinguished clan

Live others terms until the fall

“Why suicide? She had it all!”

This was poem and image was created in response to Don Charisma’s “Fear ” prompt. The last line in the second verse refers to Langston Hughes poem “A Dream Deferred”:

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

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