poetry · prose

Put the wind up

Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Daily Brit Wit.

Put (or have) the wind up: 

Phrase, British informal 

Alarm or frighten (or be alarmed or frightened).

“Words inside my head
vanished
creative devices and imageries
disappeared
I am left alone
startled
echoes bouncing off walls
haunted
I am nothing without my poetic words.

A devastating storm
pirouettes
collecting souvenirs
like a wild-eyed toddler
and nothing pretty, shiny, or worthwhile
will be left behind.

Without my words
I have no friends
because everyone left
centuries ago
evaporated into the ether
and any sanity I had left
walked out on me five hundred years later
when subliminal love came wandering by.

I’d put the wind up if I could
but my arms are wired together and
my lips are chapped blueish grey
the ether is coming for me

because the words have vanished
and I can no longer
create my little world I live within
merrily wrecking havoc
and masterminding peace
cohesively;

so here is my last attempt
to reconcile my losses
if you don’t find me in the morning
I never existed in the first place, my dear.”

 

© The Loyal Brit Wit, 2019

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3 thoughts on “Put the wind up

  1. Whoa! Kelsey, you came alive here!

    “the ether is coming for me
    because the words have vanished
    and I can no longer
    create my little world I live within
    merrily wrecking havoc
    and masterminding peace
    cohesively;
    so here is my last attempt
    to reconcile my losses
    if you don’t find me in the morning
    I never existed in the first place, my dear.”

    I love this!

    Liked by 1 person

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