Fractured

photo credit: Alejandro Hernandez. via photopin cc

photo credit: Alejandro Hernandez. via photopin cc

My mind is brok-

-en, fractured imaginings, thoughts reflect-

-ed, refracted.

Focus fluid, swept aw-

-ay, lost in a swirling tempest of-

-distraction, procrasti-

-nation.

I smash against-

– your presence, a stone in the rampage, solid, steady, reliable.

A limpet I cling to you-

-protecting me from the worst of- 

-the storm, preventing me from drowning-

 -from shattering, fracturing further.

I covet your-

-peace. 


Ahem. I’m sure it will surprise no-one that poetry is not something I… ‘do’. I can and do enjoy reading it occasionally, but I have no real desire to create poems myself. For some reason however, this ‘Five Sentence Fiction’ prompt inspired a poem, and once it was conceived, I couldn’t think of any other idea.

So I present it, in all its experimental structure and angst-ridden glory.

Each week Lillie McFerrin will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate should write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in the five sentences –  it is only direction.

This week’s prompt was envy.

Click here to read the other stories.

Cheers and thanks for reading.

KT

 

Lillie McFerrin Writes

 

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23 thoughts on “Fractured

    1. …I do refrain from accepting awards (although this is my first nomination, I had seen them about, and turned my mind to the possibility), but please – no apologies are required, its a lovely thought, and one I am sincerely flattered by.

      I love the sense of community that blogging brings, and I don’t have any particular objection to these awards, but at this early stage in my blogging, I think it is not really my thing.

      Your comments, your likes, and most importantly the fact you bother to read something I have written… that’s award enough for me. 🙂

      Thanks
      KT

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    1. Thank you KRS 🙂
      Poetry is well outide my comfort zone, which means i really dont know how to judge it – particularly my own. Guven this blog is all about practice, maybe i should do more to stretch out…

      Thanks for reading.
      KT

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      1. Many thanks. Glad I have just discovered your site. I originally started my blog with the intention of providing a platform for short fiction, stumbled upon an on line community of poets, but have had difficulty finding writers of fiction so, thanks again.

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