8 March: Rattling Old Bones

Rattling Old Bones

noisy as crows calling out,
wound up tight, and
let lose on dinosaur bones.

The museum echoes
with a rattle of words,
they rise then settle
like dust on the floor.

Take the train. Bring the kids. Half-price!

A young mother
with three small children
pauses, meditates on
a spectrum of colour from

the beveled windows.
A rainbow has spilled its light
across her feet. It’s like
a kiss on the cheek.

Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge “meditate” and Ragtag Daily Prompt “museum”,  and Twiglets #315“kiss on the cheek”  AI Digital Artwork is created using Midjourney. Imagery and poems ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney

15 responses to “8 March: Rattling Old Bones”

  1. I love that second stanza! Sometimes exactly how it feels.

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  2. You’ve really captured a mood. And that ending is gorgeous.

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  3. The beveled windows great description and the ending such a icing on the cake


    1. Thanks so much!

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  4. I sighed with relief right along with mom. Terrific ending to the poem.

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    1. Thanks so much, Debi.


  5. Misky, Misky, Misky. The memories came flooding back of those days as a young mother when I took my boys to see the dinosaur bones. That’s all they were interested in at the time; dinos! These days I take my grands and the dinosaur and I have much in common.


    1. Boys and their dinosaurs. Goodness me. It’s like they’re pre-wired to go straight for them.

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      1. My boys once rearranged my entire crèche with dinosaurs. It was an (pre)historic Christmas! 🦖

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        1. 🤣 Sounds perfect.

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  6. Very nice. I like how all the verses flow into one another.
    I was watching a pod cast the other day about dinos…. some of the names I was familiar with have been changed. I think the Brontosaus is no longer since it was actually two different animals. And of course so many new and different ones seem to be found every other year. So we are kissed by knowledge 🙂

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    1. Thank so much, Jules. Glad you enjoyed reading it.

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