future (un) limited

i.

raindrops slip off sumac’s leaves
symmetrical and dyed blood red;
drip on faded pink blooms lying in
soggy clumps on mossy ground.

ii.

torchlight flickers off fortress wall
horse hooves clop on cobblestone;
chain mail and long swords rattle
as crusaders’ templar flag unfurls.

iii.

grandmother repeats phrase
“There’s a bear in the road!”
strong premonition of danger,
growly excuse to stay in room.

iv.

furious thrashing near surface
orcas attack great white shark;
merciless predators prowl sea
dolphin cousins dress for dinner

v.

things are not always as they
may appear, mysteries abound
i want to appreciate wild beauty
here; to live boldly before i die.

 

 


Bjorn Rudberg at dVerse poets’ pub invites us to write a cadralor form poem of 5 unrelated imagist stanzas (of equal lines) with 5th stanza pulling a thread to tie them all together.

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SelmaMartin
    Oct 17, 2021 @ 04:08:38

    I saw through the lenses of a mind that glided along to where her senses pointed. Much like living through an ordinary day.
    The grandma line and her repetitions was my fave and the last stanza deftly brought closure. Loved how you did that. Genius. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  2. M
    Oct 15, 2021 @ 02:05:30

    yes, especially that. yearn to live before we die ~

    Reply

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