dVerse Quadrille #110

Scrawling with Red Ink

I’m writing with red ink.
Shouldn’t do.
It’s bad luck.
Bloody ends badly.

Look.
Each letter slants right, like
a drunk with spirits sloshing
under his skill.

His keel’s
listing.

Speaks
in
splintered
syllables.

Then falls on his bum in
a scrawling scarlet haze.

for dVerse Quadrille #110 “Bum”   © Misky 2020 Featured image Banksy.


11 responses to “dVerse Quadrille #110”

  1. Esp loved the explosion of Stanza 3. Great stuff!

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  2. This is amazing! Such beautiful and dark imagery. I’m in awe.

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    1. I’m glad you liked reading it, Lucy.

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  3. A staggering image! Love the way you wove the red ink story through the poem!

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  4. Love the spill of this, Misky.
    And the line:
    “Bloody ends badly.”

    Writing in red always reminds me of high school essays, slashed open by a brutal teacher.

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    1. Thanks, De. Really good prompt.

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  5. Beverly Crawford avatar
    Beverly Crawford

    A new slant on scarlet letters! lol

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  6. Such is the end for many staggering bums…

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  7. Love the sense of syllables falling apart.

    You can say it syllableeds maybe

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