When space is silence…

Words, sounds, and space…



Name your poison   –he said
      I thought of you

A rum carnation with crimson zest
      I blent a smile

Shaken words stirred the silence
      You glimpsed at me

_____Adriana Citlali

dVerse | Poets Pub –dVerse Poetics: Muse Mixology

Today’s challenge is to incorporate pub and drinking terms into a poem, without a bar/drinking scene, and within 33 words max.



Strengths of red

Sombre dress
dark hair
smoky eyes
dark shades
black purse
silver earrings
high heels
red lips
& a secret smile    that sheds true colours
                                if you dare inspiring it

She walks time  with  confident strolls
                                      controlled ambitions
                                      assertive sight
                                      decisive actions
                                      courageous goals
yet she trembles when hugged passionately
yet she dances even with no music
yet she cares and hurts
       she heals        hopes

Disappointments come
Challenges appear
Bumps happen
Tears flow
She falls   and stands up again on varying heels
                 wears a secret smile framed by another strength of red
                         another pair of earrings
                         black shiny purse
                         dark shades
                         lined eyes
                         flowy hair
                         sombre dress with a twist
Then she strolls     –confident         again!

_____Adriana Citlali