Her song has a small, slow leak


like a low moon, waning.

a pin-prick star
-stolen breath.

Stanza. Syllable. Sigh
-lence. Sky. A tre(m)bled

Who knows? Maybe
you will
find your way


and wonder

she’s still waiting

for that tiny
blue balloon to heli
-(h)um her way home.


Prompted by dVerse’s Quadrille today. I’m hosting. Come play! 


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18 Responses to Her song has a small, slow leak

  1. such cever words and wordplay, and yet still full of feeling.

  2. frankhubeny says:

    I like the idea of a person and a blue balloon both expected to find their way home.

  3. Who knew how muse-ical the balloon could be?

  4. Grace says:

    Clever title and word breaks De ~ This is my favorite part;
    -(h)um her way home.

  5. Waltermarks says:

    What a great way to introduce the loneliness, “like a low moon, waning.” A heart waiting to be restored, a balloon to be re inflated. How beautiful!

  6. This is priceless. I love heli-hum and so much perfect word play. Oh yes, and the low moon, waning.

  7. Truedessa says:

    You do have a unique style with words, which makes visiting all the more fun. I hope she finds her way home.

  8. rosemawrites says:

    the format. the words. the cascade. love love love

  9. Love all the double meaning and that blue balloon..

  10. violet says:

    “heli-(h)um” … That was awesome.

  11. kim881 says:

    I love the wordplay in this, De, particularly in these lines:
    ‘Stanza. Syllable. Sigh
    -lence. Sky. A tre(m)bled
    Musical and wistful…

  12. Stunning play upon words here, De 😀

  13. I so admire your ability to create these very clever word plays!

  14. I want to learn how to Heli-Hum.

  15. tsdwords says:

    Hey my wonderful poetic friend. I’ll be back soon. Had to take a tre(m)bled breath. 😉 Love that!

  16. merrildsmith says:

    I also like the word play here.
    I laughed at:
    “she’s still waiting

    for that tiny
    blue balloon to heli
    -(h)um her way home.”

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