Crumpled, wet tissue in the motel room corner
Orange shag carpet, particle board paneling
Salt slush dries white on orange polyester
Greyscale drear of earth, sky, clouds, trees
At stainless steel polka-dots, figures sit
hunched; mangy dogs waiting for the bell
Military-grade metal clicks and clangs,
Stale sweat, fragile smiles, hollow eyes
Leaning on the convertible in a red dress
A tall pale man in khakis steps into the sun
Bjorn (and Jane) thank you very much for bringing the form to my awareness. I love it! Will definitely be writing more using it.
Bjorn is today’s host of dVerse’ Meet the Bar. Bjorn says:
Write a poem in the cadralor form. In addition, since today the Nobel Prize in literature was announced I give you the option of being inspired by: Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.