Omens of Grayness

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 8
For today’s prompt, write a poem that hints at something. In my mind, I’m thinking of a poem that foreshadows a possible future poem in your potential chapbook. But you could also write a poem that hints at something that’s not fully explained–like a bad relationship or an amazing moment. Maybe the “real story” is shrouded in metaphors or obscure language. Or maybe the poem just kind of beats around the bush.

Water in the ocean bubbles and roils
A depressed sky looms overhead,
like a curtain made of steel, soiled
Crows gather in groups whispering in tones of dread
seagulls cry
beach empties
my head aches
strange feelings
elude me as if unpleasant surprise awaits
I rack my brain thinking of family and friends
Is anyone ill, and I am unaware?
Water in the ocean bubbles and roils

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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