A sharp intake of the world

I am a membrane –

sensitive, semi-permeable.

Quivering, shivering, absorbing

Poetry

 

And I take it in

And with it I imbibe the worldDowntownJax (37)

Assimilated, reconstituted

Sometimes rendered palatable

But not always

 

I cannot but respond,

Respond  to frosty political correctness like the hoary chill of winter

Sensing molten intolerances like the sharp bite of hot tarmac on bare feet

Wincing at the sharp edged slap of imperatives worn like a crown of thorns secularised

Poetry is the world’s words crafted for consumption

 

Poetry

A sharp intake of the world conveyed on the breath

 

A sharp intake of the world©Peter Giles

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/poetry/

DP Writing challenge 2
A SHARP INTAKE OF THE WORLD
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