Micro-Poetry - American Sentence

 Weekly Scribblings #78

"...take your muse into world of Micro-writing. As always, you can write poetry or prose. If choosing poetry, you can write a haiku, a senryū, an American sentence, a tanka, or an elfchen."

 

 For one fleeting moment, I mistake the shadows in the hall for Death.

 

©2021 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved

Comments

  1. You captured the power (and eeriness) of the moment so well. I can feel the hint of panic turned relief, as the speaker realizes that things aren't as bad as they though.

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    1. We've all had that quick panic when what we saw turns out to be not what we thought.

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  2. It's always a good idea not to take shadows on their first impression.

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  3. I enjoy writing American Sentence poems .... yours is chilling and well done. Cheers.

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  4. You captured an eerie moment beautifully in 17 syllables. BravO!

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  5. Shadows are mysterious. Nedds more than that fleeting glance

    Much💜love

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    1. They often do. A corner of the eye glimpse can be misleading, and frightening.

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  6. Very true, Lisa. A few years back I wrote up a blog post about eight of my nine lives. Near deaths.
    ..

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  7. That really grabs my attention. I can feel it.

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  8. Those little jump scares that get the heart going. Shadows have a way at jumping out at us sometimes.

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