PAD Challenge: Poem No. 18 “Surface Tension”

Published Categorised as Poetry

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to write a poem with an interaction of some sort. The interaction does NOT have to be between people, though it can, Robert Brewer emphasized. Although that made it easier in some ways, I couldn’t think of a thing to write until I hovered fingers over keyboard, and the words came.

“Surface Tension”

You guide me to
your plane of
Flat, black,
reflecting the
sunlit sky,
you entice me

I land on your
invisible top
and slip along
your suddenly
gooey surface.

By what trick have
you caught me
here? My wings are
no match;
my legs agitate,
against your
grip. I stall, sink

“Surface tension,”
you ripple in reply,
the last thing I hear.

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