Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Death Zone

The scent of quarantine is lifted
Still, 
I abstain from witnessing 
The chilling images of sulfur drops 
On linoleum boxed-tops-heart-stops
Sat atop the pearly white floors




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23 comments:

repressedsoul said...

Chilling tale that asks many questions Anthony.
Great one shot.

signed...bkm said...

Oh, great write Anthony...and I love your belief to inspire....beautiful...bkm

Weston D Fosdeck said...

poignant the structure carries these words well.

Carrie Burtt said...

A powerful poem Anthony....thought provoking, and beautifully written! :-)

razzamadazzle said...

Fascinating--leaves many questions to ponder.

Teresa

Aquarius63 said...

Few words that speak volumes. A powerful write.

Anita.

Monkey Man said...

Great depth.

moondustwriter said...

Wow that's a chilling image
well done

Thanks for the One Shot

Moon Smiles

Old Ollie said...

What a nice flow!

Beachanny said...

Excellent Anthony; capture the chilling quality at its essence ..tragedy implied in every syllable.

Helena Malheur said...

Great flow... I found your use of language to be quite unique and what a great line - “On linoleum boxed-tops-heart-stops” very poignant!

also liked the contrast between "sulfur drops" and "pearly white floors"

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers & Artists said...

As the comments say...very chilling...and very well written.

Thanks for taking part in One Shot...all the best

Pete

seenmissing said...

So little, but so much from it. Fearfully well-executed.

Marcus Goodyear said...

Very dense language. I like the hard syllables that pile up on top of each other.

dustus said...

Fine poetic arrangement of rhythm and images. Very well done.

Eric Alder said...

You've painted quite a picture with these few words, Anthony. Nice shot!

Steve said...

Pointed, political, potent.

nance marie said...

hi anthony~~~

i like the word
pearly

June_Butterfly said...

I've read some short poems,today.(Sorry for coming late,work is killing all my time.)It amazes me how all of you can express so much in just a few words.Need to learn that.

I agree,CHILLING!And very POWERFUL!

KB said...

So much said in a few words. Very good.

Shashi said...

Dear Anthony
Ahh!!! Perfect imagery...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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L.L. Barkat said...

chilling. the sounds in this one march on, don't let up, like the tragedy they suggest

Brock S. Henning said...

Anthony, intense sensory. Thanks for sharing.