#MLMM ~ #Sunday Writing Prompt:

Image from pixabay.com

Floating free, surrounded by light,
I found a tiny planet that drew me in.
I walked for miles before finding a living being.
Tiny, like the planet. No more than four foot tall.
Asking where I could find a bed for the night,
He pointed down the road to a small yellow building.
I’m not what you call tall, five foot nine.
I hoped the inside might be larger.
Bending to enter the door, I could see how small everything was.
The lady behind the desk slapped her hand over her mouth
to stifle a scream. “You cannot stay here!”
Backing out of the door, I sat on the pavement,
wondering how I could return home.
The kindness of strangers fed me, they sat with me.
“You’re stuck with us for a while, the next big energy wave
Won’t be back for the next two years.
“That’s your ride back home. In the meantime,
we can build you a place of your own.
“In return, you can work in the fields for us.”

I was beginning to feel like Gulliver.
Later in the evening, would I hear, “Twelve o clock and all’s well?”
If I am dreaming, don’t wake me. Let me stay a while…

© Anita Dawes 2021

#Writephoto ~ Clouded ~ #poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Clouded #writephoto

This week’s prompt ~ Clouded

Image by scvincent.com

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a landscape of green moorland and hills, with a pool of water near rocks in the foreground and a heavy bank of white cloud rolling in and masking the horizon.

Most of us want to know
What goes on behind closed doors
For me, even more so.
Behind a low hanging cloud
What does it hide?
My mind goes into overdrive
Like Icarus, flying too close to the sun
I must know,
I must wipe the mist from the mirror
Leaving the moor behind me.
The cool water, a blessing to any traveller
Rest your weary back against ancient rocks
That could no doubt tell a tale
If we had ears to hear.
I could wait for that cloud to lift
Or continue walking
I walk on into the cloud
Soft, cool, slightly damp
Stepping straight on to Gulliver’s Island
I am transported to Lilliput
Walking beside Gulliver
Watching the little fellow with his lantern
Telling the sleeping townsfolk
That it was twelve o clock and all’s well…

©anitadawes 2020

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