The Writing Process

An Imagery Release

A poetry prompt response

Ann Marie Steele
Scrittura
Published in
Mar 19, 2024

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Like freckles on the maple leaf
edges burnt, curled
bleeding orange
minus mind’s imperfection

poetry ebbs

words playing renegade
splitting syntax through verses
a kaleidoscopic capsule
an imagery release

and flows

infinite colors — ecstatic
bloom, multiply
divide, wilt
falling to its knees

poetry pleads

A turbulent whirlwind
spiralling bubbles
voids of non-relief
smarting when touched

verses sway

in tune, harmonizing
to angels’ voices
seeking an audience
between heaven and earth

Poetry divides

swallowing valleys
deconstructing metaphor
shielding the writer
from herself

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Ann Marie Steele
Scrittura

I write about love and loss, what I observe and experience — I write about hope. My writing has been described as resiliently defiant.