Concierto in C4

I strike.

I strike the match.

I strike the match
against the black.

I strike the match
against the black box.

I strike the match
against the black box
of explosive material.

I strike the match
against the black box
of explosive material
that holds my fears inside.

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5 Responses to Concierto in C4

  1. Bill Reed says:

    I am properly admonished (about the “making it all up” thing). 😉

    I have a friend who teaches writing at our community college and her husband — ex now — teaches writng in a niddle school. I let him read some things I had written and his comment was “I reallyh like your titles.” So I wonnder about writng just titles, without any text. Maybe I could write titled “On Having Nothing to Say” and say nothing. (This is the kind of thing I think about!) 🙂

  2. wordnerd45 says:

    this is what is known as a nestled poem. It is used as a device to build suspense and intrigue, leaving the reader wanting more.

    It also helps kids with sentence structure and grammar skills.

    • Bill Reed says:

      Thanks for the writing lesson. I’m fifty and I have just been making this up as I go along — math majors are allergic to English classes don’t you know. 😉

      • wordnerd45 says:

        There really is no such thing as “making it up”…I believe in order to be a great writer all you need is a pulse, a heart and a tool to bring it all together. Writing is a learned process. It is the mathematical formula of language!

  3. Bill Reed says:

    Wow & Explosive! (All I got to say.)

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