a response to October’s #Wonderfold Prompt
We have two winners this month! Congratulations to Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian and Marinabita. Thank you to everyone who submitted, it’s always a pleasure getting to take the time to read these little masterpieces and it’s always difficult picking a winner. Enjoy these two wonderful pieces of literature and remember to submit to our next Wonderfold Prompt!
The Night I Slept Outside
The picture of a coneflower standing alone deaf to the sound of crickets rejoicing reminds me of YOU:
With devil’s teeth and devil’s hand how you threw my things outside that night.
I was thirsty and drank water by a stream that had a coneflower standing still.
Many years later, as I pass. There is still that coneflower. Standing there looking, and is really deaf. But what it does all the time. Anytime I look at it it reminds me of you. That night, standing at the doorway. Angry. And flinging out my things…
©2017 Emmanuel Kalusian
teen of the 70s
as I watch the river flow
I remember my permed hair
and not my dreams
Next #WonderFold prompt goes live 15 January 2017, with entries accepted through 9 February 2017. We hope to see a response from you next time 🙂