Thursday, March 17, 2016

Shake A Spear

It was like a scene from Shake A Spear
in the parking lot
when the text just disappears
and the actors choose a plot

from the deck of dying clouds -
I saw him.
He was naked,
but for skin.

His hands were smooth and fine
working welcome on my back.
Loosening my spines,
exposing evolution's lack

of planning
for an archetype's
understanding
of fucking, fire, and fear.

And our need to carve the cave wall - we were here.

For Izy's prompt at Real Toads.  Please forgive my absence, guys; I've been waaay under the weather.

17 comments:

De said...

SO glad you're feeling better. (Selfishly, too, because I freakin' LOVE this piece!)

"the actors choose a plot/from the deck of dying clouds"
Fantastic. And that last line. Whew.

Gillena Cox said...

"deck of dying clouds" a lovely surprise image

much love...

Helen said...

This is pretty wild! Love it. Be better dear Mama.

Fireblossom said...

And so, some of us write poetry. ;-)

Outlawyer said...

So cool--wonderful. glad you are feeling better k.

Isadora Gruye said...

Wowzers from the cradle to the cave....this is very cool. I love where this challenge took you...for fucking, fire and fear. Rock on!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hope you're feeling better, kiddo.....love your poem.

Hannah said...

You rocked this! I adore your closing.

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well...it's been that way around here, too. Sigh...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Exceptionally good. I love the touch of Shakespeare and a hint of the bizarre and yet it still reads like a love poem. My favourite kind of poem.

Rommy said...

Again, you're a master at wedding all the aspects of your poetry - tone, imagery, rhythm - and creating something amazing.

brudberg said...

From cave to parking-lots nothing has really changed... still we are simian at heart. Wonderful choice of blend.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Echoing shay, this is why I must create - to prove I was here, just as all of creation proves that God is here. You know. Glad you're feeling better.

Susie Clevenger said...

"And our need to carve the cave wall - we were here" I think that is why I write and post poetry. Great poem! Sorry you have been under the weather..May each day find you better.

Dragonfly said...

So sorry you've been ill. I pray you're better soon. Fabulous poem, sweet MZ!!! xo

Margaret said...

I KNEW you would rock this prompt. I'm so not cool... came up with nothing ( so far)...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm probably not doing this one – but sure enjoyed reading yours!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I like the idea of carving on the cave wall. So good!