Airless and unloved, in the dank basement of the mind
by Luisa A. Igloria, from “A Reparation”
Flutterings, the authors of which I cannot say;
a scent of green or black decay undetermined.
Rough tendrils creep from sole to grubby ankle
Will I feel a pinch or be heaved from this grave?
Today’s offering is as far as the spirit wanted to take me.
image: “Trapped,” by Christine Morren
Laura is today’s host at dVerse‘ Poetics. Laura says:
So for this Poetics prompt I give you some final lines: Choose ONE and write your poem as continuation where the poet left off, with special thought to your own final lines:-
•“As if we could hear music inside the words” Gail Newman ~ Trust
•“Airless and unloved, in the dank basement of the mind” L. Igloria ~ A Reparation
•“Call me to lie down in fragrance.” D. Margoshes ~ Season of Lilac
•“So close that your sea rises with my heat” C.Perez ~ Love in a Time of Climate Change
•“The clear vowels rise like balloons” S.Plath ~ Morning Song
•“You fling it open for the first time/ but I’m gone” M Kahf ~ Wall
Preferably do NOT use the lines as title or within your writing but either cite the reference at the end OR place the quote as Epigraph to the start of your poem.