the sun wears a cape on its shoulders and when it fades below the horizon, the cape cloaks the world in darkness. the moon finds its place in the sky to help the sun bestow its light and guide us out of the shadows. the stars twinkle to support the moon, and we find the light in the darkness until the sun returns to the sky.
Escapril Day 30! Prompt: it's getting darker. I can't believe it's the last day of April! This challenge was so fun, and it helped me practice my writing skills. I also love seeing how other poets interpret the prompts. I would love to do more challenges like this in the future!
I jump into a handstand, flipping my world onto its head. the tree dangles from the earth like my feet in the air. my hands seize the grass as I attempt to hold on. so I reunite with the ground, and my hands release their burdens.
Escapril Day 29! Prompt: inversion. This was an interesting prompt! I would love to see how you all interpret this poem and prompt. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
shrug off the shoulder aches as laughter bounces off the walls. shimmy out of the daily traffic and into the well-lit streets. clink glasses to accompany a song in which everyone shouts the words. when it's over, float atop the world with hearts buoyed by love.
Escapril Day 26! Prompt: night out. This is my idea of a great night out - one in which I can enjoy my friends' company and have a wonderful time. I hope we all can have amazing nights with the people we care about :)
the jagged cave summons me with its stark shadow. crystals bearing sharp knives greet me at the entrance. my hands stay at my sides, but I keep an eye on the knives. as the cave envelops me, the crystals harness sunlight. their guidance sees me through, and the cave is now behind me.
Escapril Day 24! Prompt: crystals. I am learning that nature is one of my main sources of inspiration. What are you inspired by when you write?
fragile umbrellas are strewn across the cluttered forest floor, nourishing strong connections from all over the world. their gills are loaded weapons that fire spores into the air at the speed of light. if we blink, we miss it - and the umbrellas multiply.
Escapril Day 23! Prompt: blink and you'll miss it. I've been thinking about nature a lot lately, especially fungi, which are so interesting. Fun fact: fungi are more closely related to animals than plants! I never knew that, and that fact blew my mind. Anyway, this poem was inspired by fungi. I hope you enjoy it 😊
when the ocean resides in the cavity of my chest / and the world freezes over / icicles bare their teeth as their menacing shadows creep closer to my sternum / and I choke on frigid air. he carefully wraps my heart in a blanket / then collects sun rays between his lips / bestowing them onto my heart with warm kisses. the icicles melt away / and I bask in the sun.
Escapril Day 22! Prompt: intimacy. This poem is inspired by my current relationship. In all honesty, I could write a book about our love. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I encourage you to celebrate the love you have in your life (no matter what form it's in).