Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #184, Baker’s Dozen

words:  poppies, frivolous, roots, apocalypse, epilogue blue, gnarled, literary, strange, thirteen, speedy, audible, inklings

Literary masterpiece, Number Thirteen,
is an apocalyptic tale of strangers
that keeps you rooted to the edge
of your seat, with no inkling
of how it will end. Aside from
the field of poppies that pop up
now and then throughout
the book, there is little
frivolity. Whether you read
the hard copy or listen
to the audio tape, your journey
will not be one of speed,
but rather one of slow simmering
intrigue, oddly set, as gnarled branches
fronting a blue sky. Do not skip
the epilogue.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Bestseller

  1. jae rose says:

    Yes books must be read at the speed they each require..and epilogues are usually the best thing…such is your last line


  2. oldegg says:

    The worst thing with books is the devour them so quickly that you reach the end far sooner than you want to. Then an epilogue does help to placate you.


  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    This reads like a book review, guaranteed to guide the reader toward purchasing (or borrowing) the book. I like it!

    Whirling Haiku

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  4. I certainly won’t skip it! Excellent take on the prompt.


  5. Glad I read it twice, out loud, as each time I read it differently. One time, as noted previously, as a book review (my second reading), and, interestingly, the first time as off beat poem.
    Which leads me now to believe that I am reading a poetic tale about living life to the end – and I’m glad I didn’t (and hope I don’t) miss the epilogue.

    Nice piece. Randy


  6. Nonnie USA says:

    your post, an enticement to take my time reading!


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