Visuals #2 for Miz Quickly


Cold Dark

He says
I’m this, and I’m this,
and he’s pointing at 2 words
he just wrote on the back
of his hand, as if tattooing
his character within his reach,
as if conjugating his persona.

It’s a peculiar moment —
leaves me dumped upside down.
Leaves me wondering about monsters
lurking in closets.
This one’s a black-clad nightmare
that could rip off your roof.
A hurricane that never makes land.
Sometimes my nightmares
are too black and white.



for Miz Quickly: Visuals

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4 responses to “Visuals #2 for Miz Quickly”

  1. That first stanza has an arresting image!


  2. I have too many nightmares – in living colors!
    Not sure if just being in black and white would be better.
    I like where you went.

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  3. There’s such wonderful imaginative leap between the first and second stanzas. Terrific.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m delighted.


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