velveteen rabid

 

and if I crush this blue
against my skin, it is silk

and satin and gravel graze
-and-etching Braille against

these shards of silver. black’s
a bruise, abused darkness

waiting, ragged edge anticipating
the scrape of sky. hold that teal

in tender pockets; freeze the frag
-rant ruffled ruse of red, a

lacy lazy apricot left unsaid. a
smooth horizon cinnamon

simmered into steam. we know
what saffron means and we’re

not afraid to fling it. sing it.
sign it deep. steep ourselves

in leathered scale of emerald,
marshmallow mellow jeans.

 

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Grace has us playing with synesthesia over at dVerse this week. Come play!

 

 

 

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18 Responses to velveteen rabid

  1. qbit says:

    we know
    what saffron means and we’re

    not afraid to fling it. sing it.
    sign it deep. steep ourselves

    in leathered scale of emerald, – holy crap! That’s fantastic.

  2. lifelessons says:

    This prompt was made for you! Right up your alley. Well done.

  3. Ingrid says:

    I love the wordplay here, the alliteration and assonance bringing subtle tones of colour to your words. Fantastic take on the prompt!

  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is incredibly gorgeous, De! 😀 Such emotion and depth in this depth not to mention the phrasing which in itself is inspirational. I especially love; “black’s a bruise, abused darkness waiting, ragged edge anticipating the scrape of sky.” We possess the power to rise above it 😍

  5. memadtwo says:

    Now you’ve got me thinking of Donovan. Both flinging and singing colors. wonderful! (K)

  6. Lucy says:

    Oh my word, you’ve created a rainbow. What a wonderful and beautiful poem.

  7. poetrybydebi says:

    “freeze the frag
    -rant ruffled ruse of red, a
    lacy lazy apricot left unsaid.” I love that. I love saying it out loud!

  8. Oh… this is so great… all that alliteration made the colors of a wonderful palette come alive.

  9. Jay Bleu says:

    You have such a gift 😎

  10. Grace says:

    I adore your word breaks and colors of ruse red, teal, saffron, lazy apricot and specially:

    in leathered scale of emerald,

    Fantastic response De. Thanks for playing!

  11. robtkistner says:

    Love the hell outta this De. “rant ruffled ruse of red, a lacy lazy apricot left unsaid” turned my mind to Alice in Wonderland’s “Return to Hatterland” — the unfinished Sequel. I was so emotionally wrapt by this election of 2020, and then celebrating the return of adults to the White House, that though I wrote my ode to synesthesia — forgot to post it. I used the color saffron as well. Loved that word ever since I wrote my first psilocybin-assisted psychedelic song in ‘67, for my rock band Stone Fox, during my junior year in college… “Serenade of the Saffron Singing Spiders”. Inspired by a dewy morning, spent blissfully mind-altered, in a huge field of tall grass, filled with crystalline webs, being spun by numerous golden Argiope spiders. Not normally a fan of spiders, but that morning it was magic … at leadt the shrooms were… 🙂

  12. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Wonderful. I second the appreciation of these lines.
    we know
    what saffron means and we’re

    not afraid to fling it. sing it.
    sign it deep. steep ourselves

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