a twilight story


a necessary conclusion —

the lined-shadows of a wing,
falling apart in full-flight,

the sky opens its peach-lips
for a kiss, too far, not enough
in the erection of this exigency
to reach out for a nude name
of belonging.

when your comforting arms
become stifling, intimacy runs out
the door, before it gets too late.

© Anmol Arora

A 55-word verse for Art FLASH/ 55 at With Real Toads, where Kerry prompts us to write a short-verse, taking inspiration from a piece called Moth-Woman by @luke.ink.
Image source (Twilight Time by Ellen Henneke)


15 thoughts on “a twilight story

  1. Kerry says:

    Wow! This tells a whole other story, Anmol. Your word choice expresses the abstract meaning so extremely well.. especially in the third stanza. Also I think it is so clever how you arrive at the conclusion first.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Such an exquisite 55! 😍😍 I can feel the emotions and power of instinct in the closing lines. Sometimes we just know when something/someone doesn’t feel right. ❤

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  3. wildchild47 says:

    as others have noted, the conclusion and the specific imagery — a wing falling apart in flight, the soft colours of twilight’s kiss …. is just stunning! And then the walk through – the “how we arrive” here – is so sound, and I just loved this “to reach out for a nude name
    of belonging.”

    I really like how you’ve played with the dancing, the ephemeral, almost the thermals of this dynamic, and grounded us at the same time …. it’s like this kiss, this bittersweet, ironic kiss, between twilight’s dying and the almost pitch black shadows, which linger for a few hours, until moon streaks her way into them …

    fascinating word play in 55!

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