she whitewashes everything leaves a scent of pure existence like an old library, beyond repair was she water-based or oil? difficult to know the difference when all her words are buried or at least submerged
Clem: Old English slang word meaning to starve, to waste from hunger. Its origins date back to the 16th Century.
4 thoughts on “Clemmed”
The intriguing image and the magnificent words give rise to suspense. The woman brought to life from imagination or a memory that now resides only in artistic creation? I would really like to know more. Maybe I’ll just close my eyes and venture further. Beautiful writing, Davy. 🙂
Thanks, Terveen. My writing muse has been very evasive of late. I think this was an attempt to bring her out of hiding. Glad you enjoyed the poetry. 😊
I enjoyed this poem. “Was she water-based or oil?” Very thought provoking.
Thank you, Priscilla. I am glad you enjoyed the poem, and appreciate you taking time out to read and share your thoughts.