Category Archives: Loss

no applause encore

standing on water

up to my elbows

i bow


sweeping up shards of wine

glasses askewed from soapy fingers

while washing up sedimentary dregs


all that time and effort wasted reduced

to chinks caught in bristles     cut my fingers

while shaking out the tiny cruel jewels


wincing from the inability to un-smite     to turn

back the instant i lost interest and floated off      my fingers

un-enthused distracted by phosphorescences incandescences


i forget my feet which are there bit and bare

as fishes swimming flushed embarrassed raw

through a sea of another damned and blasted breathless mess


how they flash their unrest lightening lighting up

below the ache      the scintillating sound that hits just

the right note as water surges up and over still dancing fingers


sweeping while washing

dishes while dishing wishes

glassed up and up


all this is accidental

of course

i enjoyed the wine as well

watched it winking in the crystal

balled up drank it filled up the sink up

up and up

all this is orchestrated

from above instrumental

my fingers are innocent

unblemished bystanders

squeaky clean yet cut

my feet leave




Day 1:-Napowrimo prompt: Write a self-portrait as a metaphor.

Not sure I met the brief….

Day One