Doubt.

alien and alive

contemplating drowning its
heart

lyrical loneliness slow
and fragile

the world lurks
outside
answers teasing
death

sensitive subtle
victims work in exchange
for damaged
life

the journey
from love to cold
praise.

© 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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