(it’s still day 4, I’ve almost caught up with the crowd! )
Prompt – The Taste of Metal
Write a Cherita using the following prompt as inspiration – The Taste of Metal
A cherita is a form of poetry referred to as hexostitch. It is a 6 line, 3 stanza poem. The first stanza is 1 line, the second, 2, and the third, 3. Cheritas are typically untitled and unrhymed, each cherita should tell a tale.
(Sometimes I follow directions, sometimes I use them as coasters. There is metal in my cherita, it just isn’t being tasted . . .)
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Small metal box, cold to the touch, wrapped in the tulle of an old wedding veil.
Frail and fragile hands caress the top, lift the latch, reach inside.
Watercolor eyes, wet with tears, blink and stare at the treasure within.
One by one she holds them. Word by word she reads them. Each fading page brings memory back to life, she holds his words like she once held his hand, and spreads her wings to join him.
Previous Challenge Posts
Day 1 – How Did You Get here?
Day 2 – We Write Because We Must