Written for: Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 10
“For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) of (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “Next of Kin,” “King of the Mountain,” “Lover of Chocolate,” and/or “Tenth Poem of the Challenge.”
G reen and black buried veins
L ie behind the jewel
O f amber, opaque
W ith transparencies in
O vals, chunks, and teardrop earrings
F or those who feel its magic
A nd have heard old tales of its use in folk
M edicine, as a healing agent.
B eads of amber can be a dark orange or
E ven bright yellow. Amber is made of tree
R esin, a good place to start.