Something Coming (Late October or Anytime)


Something Coming (Late October or Anytime)

As the trees turn skeletal
the wind does call:

cover your limbs
with shear from bawl,

with the silken squeeze
of cocooned offal,

with hollow-cored fur
torn from its soul,

with leather stitched
by sharpest awl.

Wrap these too
around your skull

and still, I will snake through
your all,

find your flesh,
and, like leaf fall–

wither what I cannot

crack and chap
the bits I shawl.

The only way
you can forestall

my bite and blow,
my mar and pall,

is to squint right into
my bright maw,

is to smile into
my low and tall

is to let me too
be part of you.

For I can only just pass through
what gives me

Drafty poem linked very belatedly to Real Toads Tuesday Open Platform (meaning written mainly just for myself.) Influenced by my friend Hedgewitch’s great fall rhymes in Song of the Willow Wisp.  Photo is mine–all rights reserved. 

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6 Comments on “Something Coming (Late October or Anytime)”

  1. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) Says:

    I’m afraid I prefer to run away from Winter. 😀

  2. hedgewitch Says:

    This is really an insinuating series of rhymes, k–they have a life of their own, even as they describe a ‘life’ that seems more of a hunger than a being–there is also the feeling of curses and cursed things that must be invited in but once the door is opened, come to a full and poisonous life within the host–or maybe it’s just winter! Glad if my little song was any help at all in getting this off the ground–it’s a pure pleasure to read.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thanks. I fear you are up very late! I am working on trying to fit into opposite side of day spectrum! So hard!

      I think your musicality was much more coherent. I have certainly a strong idea of what this means but not sure if it is xo conveyed! Winter, wind but almost any compelling sort of force like that I guess . Thanks . K.


  3. Well, I’m glad you didn’t just keep it to yourself. I loved it. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  4. Sherry Marr Says:

    Wowzers! This is fantastic, wonderful play on rhyming words, and those closing lines are perfection.

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