January 1st, 2017

falling down rabbit hole

LJI 10 Break Week: Just Like That (A Song of Sorrow)

This is the fourth of four poems written for LJ Idol Season 10's Break Week. This one addresses the saying, "A possum walked over my grave," which is an unexplained shiver based on the concept that people once believed death and life were interconnected in such a way that your future grave was already foretold, and someone passing over it could produce an involuntary shiver. I decided to play with both the nonsensical nature of the saying as well as things which might actually make someone shiver. The slant rhymes (or near rhymes) are used intentionally, to heighten the sense of unease.

Collapse )