subtle airy chill her bare midriff draws glances taut muscles pull leash subtle airy chill drifts through my half-closed window rosy cheeks outside midriff draws glances tiny goosebumps on tanned skin nipples poke fabric taut muscles pull leash fastened to small dog's jacket oh- Autumn's arrived
For Tanka Tuesday, hosted by Colleen Chesebro, my friend Kerfe Roig encourages writers to compose poems in the ‘troiku’ form, created by Chèvrefeuille.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!
56 thoughts on “Subtle airy chill, or: Nipples poke fabric”
A pleasure David 🙂
So eloquently written you have captured this season’s feel completely 💜💜
❤ Willow ❤ ~ thank you so much!
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You built a seasonal snapshot very well here, David.
🍂🙏🏻 Lisa 🙏🏻🍂
🧡🙏🏻 Jude 🙏🏻🧡
Chill is in the air and this poem expresses it so well! I love it David.
💗🙏🏻 Balroop 🙏🏻💗
😻 Dolly 😻 ~ thank you
My pleasure, David.
Beautifully done, David…
💞🙏🏻 Anita & Jaye 🙏🏻💞 ~ thanks, guys!
One of my alter egos is Effini, which is the spelled out version of FNE, which stands for Full Nipple Erection.
😂 Leenda 😂 ~ that’s awesome❣️
💖🙏🏻 Andrew 🙏🏻💖
I love troikus! You have done this form proud, David!
💜🙏🏻 Sara 🙏🏻💜
Creative. Nicely done.
❤️🙏🏻 Arcadia 🙏🏻❤️