NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2017, Poetry

NaPoWriMo/ GloPoWriMo 2017 Day Ten

At Times, Acerbic

How many hours spent in the bed
with the vortex at a pillow’s length?

Cave, torture chamber, boudoir trap,
mother’s arms or sweet farniente;

artificial sweetening
subsequent bitter shame;

first gulp is refreshing,
the next could be the one to choke.

Telling time using reflections:
angles of a mirror on a vanity unit
built into the wall
cornered against a south-facing window.
Diagonal line of light instructing
when to leave and air.

Alchemy lab, absorbent learner, trusted spy,
from the fly-tip where it rots,
can it help tally up the hours?
It is time to swap them back.

#poem #poetry #napowrimo2017 #glopowrimo2017
#bittersweet #vortex #bed #saccharine #sacchariferous


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