(#Sonnet- Collaborative Poem)
I hold the needle, paused above my vein
pump a fist to watch it rise and bulge like
hungry goldfish lip-quivering for a grain
of tetra flake craving; a perma-blight.
What night-terror stands naked in the hail
leaves me gill-gasping, ravening for you
a gritty fix for this rapacious frail
Approaching in lurching coming into view
Mouth gaping wide my soul to swallow whole
Eyes roll back into a cavern of bees
Addling of brain surrendering my goal
Like fallen angels plunging to my knees
Beings encircle clouding my vision
Dying by my hand ’twas my decision
This is a collaborative poem written for Jilly’s October challenge, Casting Bricks to attract Jade. The first half in bold is Jilly’s and the second half is by me; following the English sonnet form.
The English Sonnet is 14 lines in 3 quatrains and a couplet, holding a rhyme scheme of abab / cdcd / efef / gg.