Wow! It feels like we just finished writing a lot of poems, but it’s Wednesday–so let’s poem one more time.
For this week’s prompt, write a vacuum poem. Seems like every time I finish a big project (or challenge) there’s this vacuum ready to suck me into it. So I have to keep moving, or I’ll find myself staring into nothing for hours at a time. Your poem can be about this type of vacuum, a vacuum cleaner, or a vacuum-sealed container.
Here’s my attempt:
“The Night Is a Shield Filled With Holes”
And I am a troubled messenger carrying these words
in a sack strung round my neck–the stars, the moon,
and all that other jazz. The wandering boy poets and
the girls they possess in fits of line breaks, metaphors.
My message is in a code even I can’t decipher, but
someone has to deliver the news. Someone has to run
the gauntlet and break hearts as if they’re lost lines.
The night, with its hungry predators, depends on it.
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