Asphyxiate.

For the next two weeks, as part of the WordPress Writing 201 Poetry course, I shall be turning poet. Poet laureate in the making I am not, but here is today’s task… to write a Haiku poem, with water as the subject, and including a simile.

Asphyxiate.

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The surface, distant.

Finally, her lips gave in.

It seized, like feathers.

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22 thoughts on “Asphyxiate.

  1. There is some cognitive dissonance to “seized, like feathers” that is quite gripping, especially so coupled with such that ominous “It”; maybe the surface, maybe death, maybe something more nefarious. Enjoyed the piece.

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