Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Prosery Monday-
Some Prosery Cheer! (posted by Lillian)
"PROSERY IS a piece of short prose that includes a line from a poem. I will give you the line, and then you incorporate it into your prose piece. Your prose can be either flash fiction, nonfiction, or creative nonfiction. YOU CAN NOT WRITE A POEM for this prompt. AND, your prose should be no longer than 144 words, sans title. It does not have to be exactly 144 words. But it can be no longer than 144 words.
YOU MUST USE THE LINE I GIVE YOU BELOW, IN THE BODY OF YOUR PROSE.
So for today’s prompt, somewhere in your 144 word or less piece of prose, you must include the line “Reading what I have just written, I now believe”. Remember, you may change the capitalization and punctuation. You may add words before and/or after the line, but the line itself must remain intact!"
My poem begins
under a cloud. Words are darkness in themselves
as if each one was a different shade–charcoal, iron,
steel, or ink. My guts spill out across the page.
Yet, as I continue shaping-creping my poem into
an ending I know will pull me so far down, I may
never resurface–I gradually add a glimmer, a flicker
of pearl-sized light to intrude. I skim the draft I have
so far. In reading what I have just written, I now believe
myself to be a dual-personality, fighting, struggling
for a happy ending.
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