Errant breeze whips through her white dress

Mud caked on bare feet, like a layer of glass.

Hair wild and cheeks flushed with effort,

She runs against herself, for the most part.

A placid morning dew, now a prodigious storm;

Thunder and lightning orchestrating:

What a pseudo-emotional shivaree they’ve planned!

The elements seem to echo her tumultuous mind

She screams silently, raising delicate hands to the sky

Breath fails her throat, a sharp stitch in the sides

Her elbow is grabbed suddenly from behind

She stares, mouth agape, at those half-dead eyes

Only telesthesia could save her now

(She laughs at that thought, somewhere, inside)

She follows the man back like a docile lamb

Biting her lips to stop laughing,

Drinking rain and tears sliding down.

Dear Readers,

Wow. It really has been a long time. I have no excuse for my absence except laziness and writer’s block. Maybe I celebrated the month after OctPoWriMo with a month of NoWriNo (No Writing November)  Haha.

So here’s an attempt at Mind Love Misery’s Wordle #87 to try to get back into poetry writing. I am pretty rusty so please do bear with me.

The words we had for the prompt this week are as follows:



2. Emotional

3. Docile

4. Glass

5. Shivaree (a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noise makers given for a newly married couple; charivari. Informal. an elaborate, noisy celebration.)

6. Cake

7. Prodigious (extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat. abnormal; monstrous.)

8. Dress

9. Telesthesia (sensation or perception received at a distance without the normal operation of the recognized sense organs.)

10. Dew

11. White (Not in the wordle but I can only find 11 words if you spot the 12th let me know if not will just use white!)

12. Errant

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem (these are hard!)

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.


Hope you enjoyed it.

I missed you all, and I hope to get back to writing :)!







11 thoughts on “Asylum

  1. I am so happy to see you! This is a sensory feast! Brilliant and elegant use of the wordle. I especially love how you used shivaree and that you didn’t go the obvious route. The ending makes me wonder what will become of the poor girl

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    1. Thank you ! I’m not sure what will become of her… if she’ll be okay.. I hope she will be. I felt pretty rusty writing this one.. it didn’t end up being what I thought it would be when I wrote the first verse.


      1. Oh I know the wall you speak of.. I hit it quite often. It makes me want to tear up everything I write and delete every word I type :/ But with greater courage comes greater understanding of oneself and one’s abilities.

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