encapsulated_emotions

United Kingdom

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

Message to Readers

this is weird but i like it? i think?
i really need a second opinion haha so let me know your thoughts!

recipe for reality

March 15, 2021

PROMPT: March Grab Bag

3
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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2 Comments
  • nolongeractive

    I love this!! It is such an interesting title and concept and I read it like five times! It is so magical and really moved me; you have so much talent.


    6 months ago
  • HeyThereRose

    OKAY BUT THIS IS UNIMAGINABLY AMAZING
    this is such an incredible incredible way to say such a hard hitting and very very (heartbreakingly) true message
    this is insane
    i love it so so so so much


    6 months ago