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...and then you wake up and realize the nightmare is life.   © Grace Black I also dabble with poetry prompts on Instagram. Follow me there, @graceblackink, for more daily poetry and to play along. Do you dabble in wordplay as well? Let's create!   Love and Ink, Grace cc image from Unsplash

Pallid Cage

Pallid Cage I’ve crawled up and inside my mind. Sure, it’s a figurative expression in a world of literal abstraction. It was a Tuesday. We’re all just corpses as we drag our flesh around from day to day and stow our unsightly demons. We yearn for distraction as we distance ourselves more and more from [...]

Chokehold

Chokehold warbler in the distance, hands at 10-n-2.  Scaffolding— propping me up ever since you left.   © Grace Black Three Line Thursday Week Twenty-Seven of Three Line Thursday. Calling all writers, poets, dabblers in ink, and lovers of flash! Can you make a huge impact in three lines? Paint a picture with a few words? Click the [...]

Arcane

arcane vacant eyes debased beneath the moon's breath, a twisted ache her susurrus, nonsense wept   © Grace Black Three Line Thursday Week Twenty-Six of Three Line Thursday. Calling all writers, poets, dabblers in ink, and lovers of flash! Can you make a huge impact in three lines? Paint a picture with a few words? Click the link [...]

Space For Rent

Space for Rent  radiator hums beneath the branch budding Spring been bone cold, since he left © Grace Black Three Line Thursday Week Twenty-Five of Three Line Thursday. Calling all writers, poets, dabblers in ink, and lovers of flash! Can you make a huge impact in three lines? Paint a picture with a few words? Click the link [...]

Canvas For One

Canvas for One curve of ache fault lines on a blank page © Grace Black Three Line Thursday Week Twenty-Four of Three Line Thursday. Calling all writers, poets, dabblers in ink, and lovers of flash! Can you make a huge impact in three lines? Paint a picture with a few words? Click the link above and come lay [...]