elisa

United States

fifteen
dreaming of goddesses, sunflowers and italian sunshine.

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April 9, 2018

PROMPT: Place Poem

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shouldn't the ferryman's boat be chipped paint and wood-
if it's to imitate the island
or reach out to the fisherman in the ports
waiting for the sky?

and the dollhouses should be brown, 
but the pink paint
makes the air taste like plastic

shouldn't the women in the dollhouses
have tattered clothes and raw bones
instead of the colors they wear
and grooves in their skin?

and the waves should crash
instead of reach you silently,
foamy arms extending like a silent promise

shouldn't the horses drown
flanks disappearing under dark waters
instead of kick them up
and win like they do?

and the stars should fall
instead of stay in space
where they cannot breathe

shouldn't the souls wait
and cry themselves for the end
instead of letting the seals
steal their voices?

or is the ferryman's boat too eternal,
and the women's history too short,
and the horses too strong, 
and the souls too weak?

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3 Comments
  • Kaitlyn ❄

    Also, I love your message from writer. I agree with every single one of them.


    about 2 years ago
  • elisa

    thank you so much!! <3


    about 2 years ago
  • Kaitlyn ❄

    OK, this is too beautiful for words. Wow.


    about 2 years ago