Friday, November 7, 2014

Id Witch

image by Mark Byzewski

My id witch rubs against the rocks
and leaves them smooth and wet with longing.
She works at night -
eroding me sure as sunrise

till some small thing that I've buried
in a hurried cat scratch hole
has a cathedral to call home.
I grow

more hollow all the time. 

A rough draft for Hannah's Antelope Canyon prompt at Real Toads.

18 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Whoa! this is fantastic!

Vandana Sharma said...

withch's various spells!!

Gail said...

more hollow...yet beautiful

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such striking images here - the id witch, the hollowness, small things buried.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Sensual images and layered descriptives here.

Björn Rudberg said...

The growth of hollowness is a wonderful observation of the canyon's soul.

Hannah said...

Love the last three lines and the entirety, Mama Zen! Thank you SO much for joining the challenge today! :)

Wolfsrosebud said...

interesting take on the prompt... very busy little thing she is

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

the last line just made the whole thing brilliant. i love how you pull these witty little poems so well!! :)

Mary said...

Excellent.

georgeplaceblog said...

a cathedral to call home.
I grow
more hollow all the time...

Oh, that resonates with me... wow

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grapeling said...

wow ~



and I keep getting behind that damn spammer. he's on a lot of blogger blogs.

Lorraine Renaud said...

Wow yes you always leave your mark mama Zen and take my breath away, I wonder what your anonymous writer would think if he knew I were Canadian, worse from Quebec Oh lala

Lorraine Renaud said...

oh and I love the image wow

Ella said...

You haunt it good, MZ! YOU have conjured up nature's spell-I see smoke signals!

Susie Clevenger said...

Such echoes of melancholy....beautifully written

peach blossom moth said...

This is exceptional writing. I am particularly drawn to the first two lines, and this: "in a hurried cat scratch hole." Superb sound throughout.