Dare to Choose
gears and pistons fastened
we seek a master’s silver key
we brave of heart
silence snaps with a snick
cogs whir and teeth weave as hands tick
knobs thump, rings spin
through creamy clouds of steam
oil and grease, wheels whirl, and rust flakes
portals, countless choices
through keyholes we peek before doors
we wield the ancient key and dare
I had the pleasure of choosing the image for February’s Ekphrastic prompt, and then struggled mightily to write for it! This poem is a Crown Cinquain, five stanzas, each with syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2.
The weekly #TankaTuesday syllabic poetry challenge is the brainstorm of Colleen at Wordcraft Poetry. Think about joining in. It’s great fun.