Saturday, October 14, 2017

As Above

shadorma
of black swans above
me below
me my man-
ster burrows into my bones
till I break

For Marian's prompt at Real Toads

12 comments:

Vivian Zems said...

Interesting. I got the first part- then lost at 'Ster'......what's a 'ster'?

Isadora Gruye said...

I appreciated the word play of "man-ster" here, which read to be a take on master. Clever and whip smart as always! Thanks for posting MZ!

brudberg said...

Love that closing

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such an exquisite write, MZ!

Jazzbumpa said...

man-
ster
master
monster

enigma

strange and powerful

namaste
JzB

Marian said...

Yes, yowza, mon- man- either way. A shadorma of swans!!!! Love.

Sara McNulty said...

Delicious! I took man-ster as monster, man servant, and man slave. Hmm.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

'man-ster said 'man monster' to me – and I thought of Weinstein etc.

Powerful stuff, whatever the specifics.

kaykuala said...

below me my manster
burrows into my bones

Obviously, the 'manster' can be quite a menace!


Hank

Carrie Van Horn said...

Chilling, mysterious, and magnificent!!!

angieinspired said...

Stellar. Almost makes me wanna be a man-ster!

Susie Clevenger said...

Dark, starkly real. So many ways I could interpret this.