Monday, April 10, 2017

Paper Stars In A Heavy Metal Sky


Paper stars in a heavy metal sky
hang from electric umbilical chords
threaded through neon comets.

In a universe of wood and brick
they collect penny wishes
until pockets are emptied.

As real as pretense they fall
into hands willingly raised to claim
starlight is formed from a light switch.

©Susie Clevenger 2017

 #NaPoWriMo2017
Word List: paper, stars, electric, wishes

5 comments:

emilie jung said...

I especially like the first two lines and the last stanza. Excellent piece.

Martin Kloess said...

I take it as a start. (especially when one considers the wonder of your words)

De said...

Oh, my. That first stanza is just gorgeous, especially.

Vijita Pillai said...

simple, yet different. I do not write about an object; so I liked the way you thought of it :)

Margaret said...

The umbilical reference is wonderful and ... the ending a jolt of reality. I want to believe in the magic, not the electrical switch :)