Alabaster the dissociated
Moon; a blood-hunt of my dreams,
death the psychosis, torment the arbitrary
mind, I dreamed of the topples of
thunderbirds, medusa-ing

mouths of darkness, and final
hairs of serpents to planetary
shivers; and celestial death
of the stars, they translate
the whiteness of hills,
goat-herding anesthesia
in the sand-cratered moons
within the dusty womb of Mars
left me my child-self
and I was her. 

Written for the dVerse prompt: “So find a few creative nouns (or use some of the examples I have given) and weave a poem around them. Some nouns are already established as a verb. For example, you may describe a narrow road snaking along the valley floor…”

I was also inspired by The Handler by Muse. 

51 thoughts on “her.”

    1. Thank you! Yeah, I had Medusa on my mind for a couple of days now and your prompt got me to use it finally! I thank you for that greatly, along with your feedback. ❤ ❤


  1. Haven’t listened to Muse in a while – thanks for reminding me to do so, Lucy. I love ‘Alabaster the dissociated Moon’ so much! And the labial ‘medusa-ing mouths’ is mmm. My favourite lines are:
    ‘goat-herding anesthesia
    in the sand-cratered moons’.

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    1. Hahaha! Anytime, Kim. I just started listening to them recently, especially after a friend recommended them to me… three years ago. Lol.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this piece. Thank you so much for reading and for your feedback, as always. You are very kind. ❤

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  2. Wonderful! (…and no personal comments in your words afterwards – HURRAH!) I love the reference to Medusa and most especially the imagery that these words produce:
    “the whiteness of hills,
    goat-herding anesthesia
    in the sand-cratered moons
    within the dusty womb of Mars”
    Well done, Lucy! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. 😀 And, see? I took your advice to heart!

      I’m very happy you enjoyed this piece and the references I put in there. As always, I thank you for your kindness and support. It means a lot to me. ❤ ❤


  3. I liked “I dream of the topples of thunderbirds.” Your work is “out-of-this-world”, ethereal, spiritual, earth mother meets sorceress, thoughts that are “out there”. I dig it.

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    1. Thank you so much. I am quite fond of those motifs as imagery in my poems and I always like to add new things into them. I’m so glad you enjoy my poetry. That makes me thrilled to hear this. Thank you, again. ❤ ❤ ❤


  4. Ooo…yes!! Very powerful and evocative verbing of nouns, Lucy. My minding was calmed by the thought of “goat-herding anesthesia.”

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