Sounds Fishy

There once was a man, Richard Tamin A philanderer known for his scammin His wife smelled his hand He said, “Please understand! I was just at the fair tossing salmon!” © A.P. Christopher 2018 Written for The Literati Mafia Sunday Prompt

Lyre

When distance grew I tried to strain My eyes The silhouette of you I spied Until I couldn’t crane My neck another inch to view The places that so heavenly you flew With letters sent I’d so remain Inside A well, my water spent Of pride A fracture on a plane Of glass that I…

Ripple

Often is it said That one should never bet the farm Never go to bed Without first setting the alarm Never load the lead Unless you truly plan to harm Never let your head Be ruled beneath another’s charm One could rightly say That a request should end with please That your given days Should…

Lepers

Prompt: Gargoyles, Cathedral, Architecture For when the bells of iron chime Then on to the cathedral Do they move along the streets to fall in line Stop they, all the tearful toil Standing cold and idle Not a shift or sidle – rigid as gargoyles With given words of ashen lecture Symbols of compassion Worn…

Diogenes

Weekly Prompt: Oil, Flicker, Darkness Additionally, there’s an IG account whose prompt for the week is “Mythology” I shall try to use…all of that… Alas, I see the sun as full as moons upon the dusk And e’re I see the light consumes Another mere costume upon your husk Where I conceive illumination set upon…

Ring

In the snow where rings of promise Fall from fingers frail Words of winters bleak admonish; Ripping through our sails In the leaves of ashes weeping Tears of golden dreams As we lie, abashed and sleeping Daring not to scream With our words on pages blurring Faded from the flares Of the light of candles…

Kneel

Held to something jagged Where the edges rake and steal away The image growing ragged Where the hands, no longer tender, start to rip and peel the clay So lovingly created Out of dissonance or real dismay What never was elated Punctuated by the actions speaking louder every day I finally hear the echo That…