Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Out of Standard – Photo Finish
For today’s prompt, I am going to provide you with images, and you get to write a poem around them.
This wouldn’t be the out of standard without a teeny, tiny twist. Under each photo is an phrase that doesn’t exactly match the photo. Your challenge is to write a poem inspired by the photo, while using the seemingly nonsensical words.
Under a clear sky,
even abandoned warehouses
have a certain charm.
She is not disarmed, not fooled
by a smoke and mirrors pretense
of a nice day. Stands on roof
of the old textile building
where her father and grandfather
had been employed, before
her town was snatched away
by builders, and contractors.
She is resolute in her decision.
Vision remains unchanged
and her hellish introduction
to electro-shock therapy. Winds
of change had blown her friends
away, scattering them like leaves
to distant cities. Pity. By the time
anyone finds her, skies might
be filled with storm clouds.