SRAOC #12 Cycles and Seasons

Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity (#SRAOC) is a weekly invitation to explore a word, or phrase, through whichever creative avenue, platform or modality the participant wishes. It is intended to be a philosophical or creative catalyst moreso than a straight up writing prompt.

This week’s prompt was:  Cycles and Seasons

JODI, ADAM & RUS

Autumn

In the turning
I dance in a golden palette
Reaching skyward

Frost dances delicately
Skirts trailing on wisps of wind
At the colour’s turning

A skirt of russett
Spread out beneath the tree over
My forgotten bicycle

Winter

Freeze-frame world of a single drop
Of time standing still through ice-shattered windows–
I ponder the possibilities of what was
And warm my hands against the flames
Of what is still to come

Spring

When hope springs up I catch the dancing rays,
Fairies in nets that flit like flying dandelions–
I hold on with two hands to soar above the thaw below
And watch as all the pieces of me
Push back into the sun’s gaze
To dream of blooming again

Summer

I breathe the heat
Through the soles of my feet
Remembering not to drown
In the air that suffocates
And closes the throat from oxygen
In the air that imprisons
A body too hot to move

I breath the heat
Through the pores of my skin
Remembering how to forget
In air that promises reprieve
And an afternoon storm
In air soaked in water
Washing us dry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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