I: Imagery


Imagery: Elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of mental images. Specifically, using vivid or figurative language to represent ideas, objects, or actions.


We had words. 
Some bitter some sharp
Some that soured on our tongues
Even as they curled out our mouths.
I imagine us in a bougainvilleaed cafe
Somewhere bright and sunny 
A wooden table between us
Our ankles crossed underneath
Almost touching but not quite
A salad bowl of words between us.
We could pick at them thoughtlessly
Pushing them about. Before 
Putting them into our mouths
Licking the sauce off our lips
With a flick of the tongue…
And pretend no one saw
We could chase down the words 
With coffee: a double espresso for me
A Frappe for your sugar cravings
Which I would frown at but drown 
In the leftover words sticking to the bowl
The contents cloying and dead
How I wish sometimes
That we had silence instead. 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. ipsyb says:

    Thank you. I have been reading your stuff too. The pleasure is mutual!


  2. CRD says:

    This is really beautiful. I loved how you compared moments of silent togetherness with a loved one, with a quiet dinner or cuppa.

    I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t quite understand the description of ‘imagery’. Maybe you need to put out some examples for the benefit of your readers.

    This is one of the few blogs that I will religiously be following during the course of this challenge, and perhaps even after it is long over 🙂

    Do drop by mine.



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