Flickering Star

 

Treasures locked away/ the vastness of space

deep inside her brain/ is a tempting mystery

little understood/ how to solve the puzzles

past, present, and future mingle/ and how do we know what tense to use

as the bright star flickers and becomes a black hole / we see the light only after it’s gone

 

This is a cleave poem in response to Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt.

 

This week’s words are: Tempt/Treasure/Tense/Vast/ Lock

A cleave poem is three poems. Each side is a separate poem, but together they form another poem. I can’t seem to format this correctly, so the last two lines on the right carry over to the next line.

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Flickering Star

  1. Well done.
    And interesting… This afternoon, I wrote a poem for the challenge contrasting past, present and future. (However, when I was done I realized I hadn’t used the last 2 words. Maybe I can rework it)

  2. I love how both parts really speak to each other–the mysterious interconnections of the inner mind and the outer world. Caught my attention especially as I have just begun reading a book about physics and the meaning of “nothing”–an exploration that is going to take a lot of focused attention on my part. 🙂

  3. I think if you didn’t know the form, this still works out beautifully. Merril, the stars are truly magical through your poem. I particularly like “deep inside her brain” and how do we choose the tense? Great depth here. ❤

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