north – a poem

Side Note:

I’m taking part in the 2014 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Today’s Poem is to:

For today’s prompt, pick a direction on the compass, make it the title of your poem, and write that poem. North, South, West, and East are easy directions. Then, there’s Southwest, Northeast, and so on. Then, there are the directions that are completely invented.

Instead of writing for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to make these poems inspired by the second draft of my work-in-progress, currently titled “Arch Villains”. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

North Copyright © www.heatherbutton.com
North Copyright © http://www.heatherbutton.com

North

Considered barren
inhospitable
inhabitable
impenetrable
the white winter
wonderland
hides secrets
beneath the
frozen surface.
Ancient layers
built up over
endless cycles
freeze
thaw
freeze
thaw
pressures from
wind, soil and water
fold into a harsh
impassable landscape.
The perfect place
for privacy.

How about you?

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This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/21.

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