Mystery Loves Company

Everyone wanders, wonders
why is the sky boo,
a ghost-wraith curdle-curled
in her own dark sk(e)in?

These apples are flailing,
not falling, from forests and
trees
we can no longer seize.

We’re making out like
banshees, stealing sound
and greener grass in
tango’d twos.

These roamings weren’t built
in a day, but by old fools, gold
and old habits dyed a good hard
goose-and-(take a)gander gray.

Let’s have cake and eat it
in twos, swallow summer softly
and give the world one last
good turn.

Hate makes waste,
so we’re all about the laughing
…………………………………….(best)
; won’t we ever learn what lasts?

 

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Love this prompt by Jilly over at dVerse’s Poetics Tuesday yesterday. Come play! 


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9 Responses to Mystery Loves Company

  1. erbiage says:

    Brilliant, delightful, and such FUN!

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Let’s have a cake and eat it… what a perfect way to live (and love)

  3. jillys2016 says:

    Yep. Wrapped much in this one – love it! Keep saying it, De!

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “Hate makes waste”

  5. “These roamings weren’t built
    in a day, but by old fools, gold
    and old habits dyed a good hard
    goose-and-(take a)gander gray.”

    This is my favorite out of this wonderful poem.

  6. lillian says:

    LOVE everything about this! The ending is grand and the word play throughout is marvelous. Love the “sk(e)in” and the twist on Rome wasn’t built in a day. Just a great write for the prompt!

  7. kim881 says:

    ‘Mystery loves company’ is a great twisted adage – and then I read the poem! Wonderful stuff, De!
    I have fallen in love with:
    ‘Let’s have cake and eat it
    in twos, swallow summer softly
    and give the world one last
    good turn’.

  8. Singledust says:

    you got the twists with perfect sense

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