she fingers the constricting circle of gold
metal gleaming against burnished skin
obligation and duty pinching her flesh
the tangible trace
of stale love and promise
ensuring she toes the line
her breath comes between faint beats
feint beat faint beat feint
to kiss the sun
Here are the words and my poem for the sixteenth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.
This week's words were beautiful and when I initially saw them, their most obvious definitions came to mind. However, I wanted to play with the words a little and take them somewhere more surprising. Even I'm surprised by how dark the poem turned out! I don't always know what's going to happen when I put pencil to paper. Now when I look at the words I'm tempted to write another poem, perhaps a love poem. So many ideas!
If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub. If you're not on Instagram, post your finished poem in the comments below so we can all read your masterpiece.
If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll write a poem with them. Either dm me on Instagram with the words or put them in the comments box below.