sticks and stone

house of straw
house of sticks
sticks in your craw
sticks to your jaw
jaws of life
jaws of steel
steal their bricks
s(t)eal the deal
deal a new hand
deal a blow
blow it all down
blow it low slow
slow your pulse
slow your breath
breath of life
breath of death
death creeps in
death comes still
still your known voice
still your own soul
soul to rest
soul to keep
keep it fair
keep it even
even small
even though
though you’re weary
though you’re worn
worn out dearie
worn and shorn
shorn as wolf
shorn as sheep
sheep-ish grin
sheep number sleep
sleep slumbers deep
sleep suffers much
much to ponder
much too tough
toughen up
toughen your skin
skin scarred with salt
skin will break
break to build
break this down
build a house on sand
build a house on stone
stone the sea and puff
stone the sky and huff

Prompted by Quickly in September, day 23.



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3 Responses to sticks and stone

  1. julespaige says:

    Like this fairy re-cap of The Three Little Piggies!

  2. 🙂 This feels like a game! I love how you stuck to the theme, however!

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