General Poetry posted June 9, 2022

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by Carolyn Dooley

I am a fountain of cloudy water. In the shape of the

ocean, a gritty ore flows from your heart and into

my blood. In my world, you are a crab, the color

of your eyes mesmerised me, which makes me want

to bite my lips and hold my breath. Take a refreshing

dip in the nearby stream to relieve some heat.

We're in this together. Then you can say your goodbyes

when you get there. You can trust the flow of the current

to guide you in the correct direction. The only way to find

me is to remember my name. Like the viciousness of a shark

killer, I'm a trail of cinders in the middle of the water.

What are you going to do now?

You are the one who takes me out for a stroll, a one-way

road. You can hear my voice in the water. As you distance

yourself from me, I'll also distance myself from you. There

is a secret for you to discover. If you hear my voice calling

you, come closer to me. Now, I'll see you later.


To find your way around the island, follow the tides. The last

thing you want to do is get lost, because you can't remember

who I am. The viciousness is reminiscent of a killer shark. A

tree with a beating heart, stranded in a gulf. Each of us should

have one. You're the intruder, you have no right to be in my

presence, When you cut me off, I'm left with nothing but a stump.


Fleedle's Bjork-Based Poetry Jam writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem - any style, any genre - inspired by or similar in theme to the Bjork song 'Bachelorette' (see selected lyrics below). Go crazy (Bjork is a talented lady, but she's nuttier than a schizophrenic squirrel, so let's revel in that!) - free your imagination, and let's see what we can come up with! Sample lyrics from the start and the end of the song (feel free to look up the rest, of course):

I'm a fountain of blood
In the shape of a girl


I'm a tree that grows hearts
One for each that you take
You're the intruder's hand
I'm the branch that you break

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