Today’s Read Write Poetry prompt is:
‘Give poetry — how you view poetry, what poetry means to you, your poetry — a name. Now write a poem [that] suits your view or vision.’
Strong as a crow bar and braver still,
winged like an eagle and torch eyed.
You dive into the abyss curious
to poke your fingers into crevices.
Illuminate fissures and tear them open,
leaving them to heal in their own time.
Sharp as a flint and feather-bed soft.
Closer than skin. My anti-aging super cream.
Itchy as a bug in the trouser of a politician.
Over-turner of rocks, of furniture, of my self
appointed kitchen. Compost and bone-meal,
you soil my hands but feed my garden.