Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Day 20 - Unconventional Wisdom

Image source: By Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France - Le penseur de la Porte de l'Enfer (musée Rodin), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24671002

Unconventional Wisdom

There are
diamond-jeweled
lunar epochs
when we
need to be
flayed bare
to the calcium rebar
to treat the
venom-bitten marrow,
to discard all trappings
of social structure
to mend the rusted,
rotting rivets
barely holding
normal together.

Sometimes comfort
is teat-suckled
by discomfort, and
bravery always
wanderlusts
for fear.

And with the
flesh pump
furiously pounding
in the chest-cavern,
sending nutrients
and adrenaline to the
extremist road-weary limbs,
and with eyes sea-parting
enough to Neptune-sponge
the full spectrum,
and with lungs hording
as much life flow as possible,
expel carbon dioxide
in one rapid bellow,
shatter-crying to all
within cosmic ear of
the golden bedrocked truth;


“I am alive!”

***
Yeah, I dabbled in NaPoWriMo's "kenning" prompt. For those wondering what in the blue-hell is a kenning, here's s description lifted from NaPoWriMo's website: 

Kennings were riddle-like metaphors used in the Norse sagas. Basically, they are ways of calling something not by its actual name, but by a sort of clever, off-kilter description — for example, the sea would be called the “whale road.”
I've done a few before. They can be tricky to write, and even trickier to read. It was a fun challenge though.


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