Nudge #12

Burning Up and Up

I recall blue smoke rising
like a genie from my cigarette.

Catching the tide of air, lazing
on an invisible byway.
Curling down the hallway,
up the stairs, up and up,

and burning my future
into a barren dessert.


Two prompts combined. Nudge #12 Choose a myth, a fable, a parable or teaching tale. Make that the context of your poem, and NovPAD Day 9.

One response to “Nudge #12”

  1. Beware of Jinns or Genies.
    Their wishes are often tripped up and tangled with the smoke that they are.

    I went with a Greek Tragedy – just horsing around.
    Incomprehensible Ilias?


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