Freezer List – #NaPoWriMo19 – 16

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“Today, I challenge you to write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane” [from the NaPoWriMo site]

Ok then…

 

My knees have caps of ice.

My fingernails fog blue

As my breath clouds white;

The bumps of gooseflesh sprawl

                                                          tiny

                                                                     jagged

                                                                                   hairs

That lift like needles

In every place a razor’s ever gone

(And some it hasn’t)

 

I do not dare

To open my mouth too long:

Every tooth will scream at each intake

Of crisp, bitter air.

 

I speak in icy shards.

 

My knuckles: swathed in wool

But still growing taught and dusty-skinned

Before the inevitable cracks appear.

 

I walk on foreign toes:

Strange drifting extremities

That, though muffled, transmit woe.

 

The seams of my jeans chafe

At chilled inner thighs –

Fashion feigning function.

 

The ‘perfect’ pale

Will be bright-blotched tonight.

 

See you tomorrow!

 

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One Response to “Freezer List – #NaPoWriMo19 – 16”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    I am very much enjoying the variety of these poems. Never know what you will be challenged to next! Well done

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