Today is the sixth day of GloPoWriMo. Last night I reviewed Talking Gods I: Persephone from Arrows & Traps Theatre for North West End UK. It was a really interesting reinterpretation of one of my favourite myths so I am looking forward to covering the remainder of the series for this week. Do let me know if you see any of the plays and what you think of them.
Today’s prompt was go to a book you love and find a short line that strikes you. Make that line the title of a poem and write a poem inspired by the line. Then change the title of the poem completely.
I selected a line from Ursula K Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven: “Spider stuck in own web.” I then drafted a poem and upon redrafting, used it to explore my relationship with hip dysplasia. I hope you enjoy it.
At first it was just an ankle
but then the raw aura wrapped
I dare not move, moving makes it worse.
I dare not be still, being still makes it worse…
The vicious laughing in my face
of a thousand flies,
insignificant insects who know not
the agony of displacing a limb
make the thought of hiding deep within my web,
where no beautiful butterfly
emerging from its cocoon healthy and full,
You can read all of my 2021 GloPoWriMo poems here.
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