13 Clouds Reflected in a Lake, at Sunset

1
A nacreous mannequin, obscenely supine, in disjointed abandon.

2
A blown kiss, powdery, fatal.

3
A cocoon, hanging from the sky’s striations.

4
A memory of an account of a troubling dream.

5
Faces made of crumpled tissues, soggy loo roll, bandages, chalk.

6
A foetus, revolving in the womb’s red night.

7
Fossils of impossible creatures: chimeras, basilisks, a hunchback with tortured wings.

8
An eye, blind with cataracts.

9
Something someone once said to you, jokingly, casually, that you’ve never forgotten.

10
An octopus wearing a coral crown.

11
A smashed swan.

12
Fleets of phantom ships, evaporating into history.

13
13. Your mind, your sleeping mind, wondering, wandering, unravelling, surrendering.

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One thought on “13 Clouds Reflected in a Lake, at Sunset

  1. I really enjoyed the imagination and range of this piece! I’m trying to write something similar atm (working on adding colour through similes and metaphor in a similar listed format) so to find this was great. Keep them coming!

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