Such a dichotomy, the way you ignite
a fever in my bones, yet leave me feeling
cold with your indifference. My love for you
is achingly steadfast, like the proud evergreen
in her shifting seasons, although you scorn
us both in your long silences and mysterious
disappearances. The warlock has his potions
in the chemistry he fashions–but I am less than
nothing in the aftermath of ours. Strange
how something that can burn so brightly
can also disappear without the slightest warning.
A house unfinished, you and I, cut off from our
completion in this barren land. Leaving scuff marks
on the drywall as the only proof we once existed.

I wrote this poem in response to Dave’s poem, using the same word challenges. I find it fascinating how the same words can evoke such different images in the mind of every writer. The words in this prompt are fever, dichotomy, warlock, evergreen, and drywall.


Author: ebonyandcrows

Hello and welcome to my page~ My name is Larisa--a very common Slavic name that was either derived from the Latin word hilaris, meaning "cheerful," or from the Greek city of Larissa, meaning "strong fortress." Born in Ukraine, I emigrated with my family to America when I was still a small child and now make my home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Growing up immersed in two vastly differing cultures led me to have a burning curiosity about people all over the world. Stemming from said curiosity, I have fallen in love with traveling to other countries, meeting new people and delving into their culture, exploring new cities, and of course, dining on the local cuisine! If I cannot escape into a different country, then my next favorite method of adventure is to lose myself in a spectacular book. I enjoy books of all genres--from fiction and novels, to biographies and ethnographies. As long as it captures my fancy and holds me spellbound the entire time, I will burn through the book like a forest fire! Because of this penchant for reading and travel, coupled with my love of deep and mysterious things, I have been often called a dreamer and I find the title suits me. With that being said, I invite you to stay a while, perhaps make yourself a cup of tea and linger through my posts and feel free to comment or share a thought :-)

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