Today’s prompt: Write a “loveless” love poem. I wasn’t allowed to use the word love! And I also had to avoid the words flowers and rainbows or thunder, rain, and lines beginning with a plaintive “why”?
I had to try to write a poem that expresses the feeling of love or lovelorn-ness without the traditional trappings associated with the subject matter.
So what better analogy than a car wreck? A bit morbid, perhaps, but I think it works. 😉
Sometimes a car wreck
is the most telling—
Oh those crunched quarter panels,
that bashed in bumper,
that terribly trashed trunk lid,
the tetris-like profile of the wreck.
Ah, but the impact of collision—
that sudden crash of constellations,
that clashing chaos called conflict,
those cataracts clouding up clarity—
well, that can last forever.
-A Draft by Carla P Jordan
Who rocks your world?