Kerfe’s RWG 7 — Melted Wax
Mackenzie Davis as Mariette in Blade Runner 2049

my knotty, curly apparel,
purple cactus coat, fringes
its naughty dance; latches,
smothers, and thrills with
scalding strange draw as
regret boils in amber glass

insidious pretend whimsy
keys its caress, scratches
unreachable itch to smash
nests of enthusiastic grips;
hushed prisons, melted wax.


Note:  I did not write this poem with the character in mind, but afterwards, when thinking of a good image to go with it, I thought of her, not only for her looks but for who she is and her context in the film.  For anyone who hasn’t seen Blade Runner 2049, you’re missing a first class film. 

words used:  apparel, knotty, curly, purple, cactus, coat, naughty, thrill, dance, latch(es), smother, scald(ing), strange, draw, regret, boil, glass, key, caress, whims(y), insidious, pretend, smash, wax, prison


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. What a wild bunch of random words. I don’t think I would even have tried to make a poem out of them. A wonderful poem that goes perfectly with the image. (My husband said we say the movie. Lol. )

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, D! It’s one I have on DVD and have watched several times so far.

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  2. memadtwo says:

    I did notice that there were many words suitable for dressing up. The photo obviously had you in mind. (K)

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  3. Sadje says:

    Oh so well written Li. Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely watch this movie.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sadje. If you plan on watching Blade Runner 2049, I do recommend you watch the original Blade Runner first as it is a sequel.

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      1. Sadje says:

        I will do that. Thanks 🙏🏼

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