Light – six pieces (poems)

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Shadow Play

 

the afternoon sun

shining through

my window

 

silhouettes of

fluttering leaves

dance on my leg

 

*

 

The Biggest Beach Ball

 

Saturn’s density

is so light it would

float on water

 

if you could find

a large enough pool

 

*

 

Night

 

my parents would

turn off my light

once I fell asleep

& then I would

wakeĀ up in darkness

terrified

 

*

 

Tome

 

my hardback copy of

Complete Monty Python Sketches

is surprisingly heavy

for such light reading

 

*

 

Playing One’s Cards

 

while Magic The Gathering cards

are quite light on their own

 

a cardboard box full of them

isn’t

 

*

 

Thief

 

“It’s amazing my hand

doesn’t float away

as I’m so light-fingered”

joked Mary

 

as she purloined

my chocolates

 

 

Joanne Fisher

 

Last week I ended up writing six short poems for the prompt Silence. I enjoyed doing that so much I decided to do it again this week. I gave myself the prompt Light and made them all 15-20 words long. Feel free to do this too.

 

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