Zipping Through

Sunday night, finally caught up with the poem writing.. And.. I have no idea what happened here! I used the Sunday Whirl prompt and well.. this happened: 


The swing we cling to


us in the air for a brief moment
s e c o n d s

off it goes, zooming, zipping
'hang on to the strap!'

Liberating movement
Cascades, waterfall

The pleats of your skirt
unruffle in the wind but
you are giggling too much to worry.

The wind creates a barrier between us
I hear whistles and your choked voice but
We are making no sense and the wind carries our words away.

Words have no power.
Tough on you, grammar pedants!
No one will hear your cries.

The detail is in the diamond.
Us, here, now.
We are the diamond.


Disclaimer: These are poems I won't be spending a lot of time on. As such, I don't expect perfection (neither do I need it). However feel free to tell me what you think about them, and if you enjoy certain lines more than others - I'm quite OK with constructive criticism!

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  1. Love the introduction zip, zip, zip. And then the amazing conclusion - we are the diamond. Happy NaPoWriMo.

    1. Thank you! Hope NaPo is going well for you too!

  2. Whatever happened it was very effective. The diamond presumably is where the action is.

    1. Thanks! I'm glad it works a bit at least ;)

  3. Wow! What joyous ride... I can smell the frangipangi as I'm zipping along :)

    1. Mmm, yummy! Thank you for your comment!

  4. I think this really unzipped and came forth sparklingly..

  5. I like how the poem begins with the zip I can feel myself on a swing..

    1. I'm glad it feels like that, thanks for commenting :)

  6. We are diamond! Super! :)xx

  7. The flow of this is marvelous. It just does zip right along and ends in the brilliance of diamonds. Perfect!


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