Cliff Hanger: a waltz wave poem


This week’s # Whatdoyousee image is of a woman in a precarious predicament on a steep slope. The prompt is to write an original story, poem or a caption, inspired by this image.

My response to Sadje’s #WDYS prompt is to write a waltz wave poem. I think this poetic format lends itself to slipping… falling down a cliff.

Cliff Hanger

Cliff Hanger | Digital painting©️Lesley Scoble
Cliff Hanger

Save
me! save
me
from the
slippery
slope! I’m
slide-
-ing down
this peril-
-ous cliff! If you
help me I
can live ~
If
you don’t 
there is no 
hope ~ and
I’ll
drop and		
Die and
Then
you’ll cry,
Oh,
oh no!
I let her
go! so
Take
my hand
and lift me
from the prec-
-ipitous
edge of
death’s
abyss ~
haul me to
a ledge
please
or I’ll
fa…


Lesley Scoble, April, 2023
Thanks
My thanks to Sadje, #WDYS for her inspiring photo prompt.

Credits
Photo Prompt image credit: Unsplash
Cliff Hanger | Digital painting©️Lesley Scoble

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