for May V’Verse

Image The Legend of Madame White Snake


It’s not quite a nightmare,
more like the scariest
part of a funfair.

And there’s a snake, named
after a far away constellation,
that moves in and out of
the measurement of Pi.

And that snake’s all smiles
and black kettle eyes,
and it slings off its lightning
like some ancient ode.

And while you’re riding its
shoulder blades into blizzards,
you raise up your hands,
heavenward, and swallow
an immortal pill as you fall

through a distant constellation 
named after a far away snake,
and you wake up just before all
of your magic runs out.

written for Visual Verse
poem © Misky 2021

4 responses to “for May V’Verse”

  1. A nice twist in this tale, Misky!


    1. I always look forward to Visual Verse’s monthly images.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I began to wonder if I would need oxgen or a space suit at one point.
    Where do you get the prompts from for these?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s at Visual Verse. Write for max one hour, minimum 50 words, and then submit your work at their website. They publish their favourite 100 submissions.


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