alien and alive

contemplating drowning its

lyrical loneliness slow
and fragile

the world lurks
answers teasing

sensitive subtle
victims work in exchange
for damaged

the journey
from love to cold

© SF Jones, 2014


Written in response to the Found Poetry Review prompt, Reading in 2014. Created from the summary text written by Jason Sheehan, Maureen Corrigan, and Ellah Allfrey on the NPR Book Concierge for the titles the Man with the Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi, the Secret Place by Tana French, and the Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov respectively.

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