It sat in the palm of her hand,
Flickering grey and blue.
This was her self-esteem,
So vulnerable and small,
That even she was inclined,
To think it was just a figment.
On the good days,
She could always just show them.
The three words from this Wednesday’s prompt are figment, inclined and vulnerable
She rebuilt her heart
Wrapping another layer around the fraying edges
Once his hands cradled it
Kept it safe
Now the walls shivered and buckled
And she swore
Not for the first time
Not to share it again.
I wanted to look at the different moods that the Wednesday Three Word Prompt could generate, so here are two poems themed on love, linked by three simple but powerful words – breach, ember, tentative
Have I breached your defences,
As you have breached mine?
An ember burns across my skin.
Tentatively I reach for you.
And then on the flip-side of the coin –
Tentatively I try
To breach the indifference
The fire has died down
But I hope for an ember
A glance over the shoulder,
Come follow me.
The smile that plays on your lips,
Draws me across the room.
I admire how you pierce my stone heart,
Undoing my resolve with a glance.
This week the three prompt words are admire, follow and pierce.
You render me irrational
My body consumed by your impact
How I wish I could eject these thoughts.
This weeks three words were render, impact and eject.