For The Sunday Whirl writing prompt: Wordle #121
Words are: wallow, circle, illuminate, scatter, striking, race, concrete, hitch, incentive, strain, pounding, stark
On The Down Swing
Would like striking illumination but lacks
any incentive for seeking the same.
Having hitched all her wishes
on a race after impossible dream,
she now wallows in stark, darkening circle
of depression and pounding headaches.
Says nothing is concrete, all thoughts strained
and scattered, like small pebbles tossed
into fast moving water: soft, almost soundless
ker-plunk, then gone.
Elizabeth Crawford 8/11/13
notes: Know this is a bit dark but the words only reminded me of my dad’s old blue Plymouth that I called “The Old Blue Goose”. Told him it wallowed like a pig in mud and would probably die if he ever got her up over sixty. He promptly got her to about 90 and I got the fastest ride home ever. Learned never to besmirch a man’s chosen chariot without a bit of thought. Anyway, the word wallow seemed only to suggest the car, or someone having emotional difficulties. Obviously chose the emotional image.