Flaws and All

Barista Reena choice for Pay It Forward Thursday at the GDG

Peacock Poetry

Our poetic challenge today is to pen a Cascade poem about imperfection and revealing our flaws in relationships. The Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem.

Unthreaded

Unravelling like two cotton reels

Our knots and snags revealing themselves

In part threadbare, our tissues combine

Through pin-pricked parts, the day shines through us

Stripped souls sew strength from splintered spaces

Unravelling like two cotton reels

New pulse parades through…

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