Reena’s Xploration Challenge #213

Welcome back! PROMPT #213 Image credit: master1305 at freepikFor those who read only text:Catching something. Cheerful caucasian young man poses in torn yellow paper background, emotional and expressive. Breaking on, breakthrough. Concept of human emotions, facial expression, sales, ad. There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date … Continue reading Reena’s Xploration Challenge #213

Matured

https://open.spotify.com/episode/69BaFEV2EcmTnFkSMjkuqB?si=22e0137abfc7463b The startup rolls out a scheme to hire experienced candidates wanting to join after a break. The HR manager is concerned about the increase in cost. He opines they can hire freshers at lower salaries and train them. “We are in D2C (Direct to Customer) business where people experience matters,” says the COO. “Fresh … Continue reading Matured

Anger

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3jQEz3pIf9zVVuegisWFOe?si=c0cd5ad73f2544fb Why do clouds look like angry birds, hungry for revenge on invisible enemies? Anger lives in territories of its own, with deep roots and repressed emotions. It changes its language, depending on who or what it is directed at. I wonder if they recognise their own reflections. How do they label it? Angry birds … Continue reading Anger

Thoughts, culture & cuisines

Savour the prompt at Tuesday poetics - food! at dVerse restaurant meals take-aways -standardised to perfection -presented to condition expectations -create addiction ingredients mixed with choice cooked to delight -fresh flavour -fresh opinion -fresh taste takes me out of loops then invites exploration of what you spite but remain polite then learn to savour -new … Continue reading Thoughts, culture & cuisines

Afflatus (a quadrille)

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(From Pexel)

The wandering muse
is a whimsical captor
choosing randomly
willing slaves
for amusement
lavishing gifts
of ideas and words
nurturing the fledgling
giving it wings to soar
Yet
like a deft kite-flyer
controlling the flight
then suddenly
when it takes her fancy
moving on.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, De Jackson says: Muse. Musing. Amusement. Amused. Use it as a noun or verb or pen some fabulous whimsical word usage of your own.

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Negativity

Negativity - a muse-um of thoughts burden of fears from past experience riding our back -moments passed long ago buried in history -shadows live like ghosts walking amidst us pulling us back creating mistrust -muse over imperceptible layers bid them goodbye to Move ahead… https://dversepoets.com/2022/01/10/quadrille-143-muse-cues/

Let them scoff

I borrow from the sky When I feel low, down and out I borrow from the Sun When darkness pervades my path I borrow from the birds When my feet are being cut off I live - because it’s the only option I have I know what it takes - but the world scoffs https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/01/10/what-do-you-see-116-january-10th-2022/

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The metaphor is great here…

I Write Her

Exulted Flay

Here the sound of water being circled in machine, washing clean, our plates scraped raw in delight
Here the rustle
of forms, out of focus, lying together with fright
How in
intimacies stitch they need speak no words to convey
A joy as deep
in lasting satiate turning on exulted flay
Here our
mortal coil resolves its eternal ache to meet
A place of
sanctuary for those who wander, must also find their sleep
It’s only
pain daughter
Okay let’s
bring in the shame, have a good look, make it your friend, blaze and fall loose
on dancing hooks
We can’t bear
the suffering so watch the flames die down, to slender remembrances all in a
row, we are golden and then we are dull

Relinquished habits

Deep below the earth
I might have found you
Climbing from stalagmites
Brushed in clay
There’s a…

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Relevance

I admire the temerity of wispy, transient clouds when they overshadow the Sun. The sparrow sitting on a shaky branch displays immense confidence in her ability to fly at the slightest hint of trouble. Suddenly, I see my puny self expanding to cover the city and the Earth, as if I’m the last surviving person … Continue reading Relevance