Day Six: Expressions of Things That Go Bump in the Night

Expression by Maria L. Berg 2022

Expression

From dictionary.com I learned that “expression” is about transformation, manifestation, and communication. 1. the act or an instance of transforming ideas into words 2. a manifestation of an emotion, feeling, etc, without words 3. communication of emotion through music, painting, etc.

Visually, that leaves the possibilities wide open. I could express absolutely anything. But how to express expression? I thought about the expression on the jack-o-lantern’s face I made out of wire last fall, and decided to attempt an expressive silhouette.

Sly Expression by Maria L. Berg 2022

The Prompts

NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt is to write an acrostic, a poem in which the first letter of each line spells a word or phrase.

Poem A Day

Today’s prompt is (blank) in the (blank) as a title.

Molten Expression by Maria L. Berg 2022

The Poem

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Ephemeral visions of non-corporal flight
X-ray film echoes reach through the weakened veil
Phantom fingers tapping and tickling the darkest hour
Reflexive tension shivers jump at each bump
Each clunk and bonk and creek and wail
Specters of possible horrors dwelling in an anxious mind
Suddenly all too real and tap, tapping at the window
I become the fool in the film searching out the sound
Only to find a trapped hawk moth tormenting cats outside the screen
Nefarious ne’er-do-wells slink back into the shadows drenched in dawn

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