This is for two prompts, MLMM’s Tale Weaver: Stranger, as well as (especially) the photo challenge #335. It may not be exactly on-prompt, but these poems were inspired by both prompts. The picture is by Brooke DiDonato. Also, the first poem is in a form called an Alouette, and the second one got really creepy, just a warning!
Stranger than fiction: She lost all friction, Losing foothold and her shoe:
Some strange attraction Caused this weird action — All physics laws went cuckoo!
She is pulled off her feet, Not able to make a retreat, Impelled falling up those stairs —
She sees one shoe fly, As she stifles a sharp cry She hears an alarm bell blare:
It’s such a mess in the cellar,
At the bottom of the staircase,
Underneath your living space —
It’s such frenetic happiness,
With every inch available
Covered with art from wall to wall!
It’s difficult to keep clean,
But that’s not always a need:
The artist knows what life means.
This is for Fandango’s flash-fiction challenge #72. Join in here! Our picture is below.
You keep to your corner,
There’s light all around you,
In dark spots you hide
While light streams through windows
On the left and right —
It seems too hard to move,
Yet the goal is in sight.
This poem is inspired by FFFC #70, the image below:
They are gazing outside the train,
Outside the windowed metal bubble;
He wonders what is to be gained
By staying stuck; it may mean trouble
To leave may be terrifying.
But there remains a world outside
Inner fear might be decrying —
Fight it, flee fear, and cease to hide.