Katydids announce the arrival of summer
I sit under the shade of our old lychee tree
Its soft jelly flesh bursts between my teeth
The coconutty sweetness floods my memories
My mind vacillates twenty two seasons past
Twin princesses united in true Laotang
Slept, untouched by sin, in the same placenta
Made their mother crave sweet and sour
Once an early sleeper, now nocturnal
Fretting over each twitch and tingle
Fear growing darker than the deepest ravine
No one to assist or keep her company
Days were steeped in anxious melancholy.
Her sole solace, the written word.
She grew weak, tired and anaemic
At the end of seven and a half months
Out came her rambunctious daughters
To greet the world with their innocent charm
Two beautiful women now tiptoe around me
My prayers fulfilled ten thousand times
I overhear their whispers in between stifled giggles
“Look, mama’s in dreamland again!”
This is the 14th day of the OctPoWriMo Poetry Writing Challenge 2015.
The prompt today was to write about yesterdays and tomorrows.
I have combined today’s OctPoWriMo prompt with the brilliant set of words from Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie’s Wordle #82.
Here are the words we had to use:
1.Katydid (cricket type of insect)
5. Vacillate (
6. Laotang (in English: old sames; written: 老同 in Mandarin is a type of relationship within Chinese culture, which was practiced in Hunan, that bonded two girls together for eternity as kindred sisters.)
10. Lychee (a Chinese fruit, can also refer to the tree looks like so http://sociallizard.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lychee.jpg
Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem
The words can appear in an alternate form
Use the words in any order that you like.
Hope you enjoyed this prompt blend.