encapsulated_emotions

United Kingdom

"i am out with lanterns, looking for myself" - ED
seventeen year old poet

Message to Readers

this got weirder and weirder by the second but i like it? i think?

recipe for reality

March 15, 2021

PROMPT: March Grab Bag

1
Ingredients:


sugar
spice
n' all things nice
a dash of toxic masculinity 
(it looks like crimson rice)
a sprinkle of blundering bigotry
(it smells like burnt mice)

NOTE-
that was incorrect
i listed what we have
I listed what has crept
into humanity's mixing bowl
since the dawn of time
i listed the raw materials
which gleam green like bitter limes

APOLOGY-
i am very sorry but
there isn't a perfect day
not until the ingredients
are either swapped or swayed
the bowl has been whitewashed
and bleached by the sun
which used to blaze fitfully
but now it's eyes water and run

THE END-
and so I shall depart
you thought you'd receive a recipe
and not a poem trying to be smart
you wanted to bake the perfect day
but 

*THE LAST WORDS, THE HEM OF THE PAGE, HAS BEEN TORN OUT.
IT ANGERS YOU THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE HAS THE ANSWER,
THE EXPLANATION.
YOU WISTFULLY LOOK AT YOUR MIXING BOWL
AND TRACE YOUR FINGER AROUND THE CIRCULAR EGDE
THE ANCIENT, CHIPPED CHINA CATCHES ON YOUR SKIN.
YOU BLEED.*
prompt used - a recipe for the perfect day (by Vista of Grace)

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1 Comment
  • SnowLeopard06

    I like how you turned this into a sort of warning and shock to reality of what the world is really like, and also how you left it unfinished at the end.


    7 months ago