Home by callerofcrows, literature
First inhalations past the threshold, wordless perfume somewhere between dust, sunlight blooming floral in an open mouth, and linen. My grandfather said his first action home after slipping the tired strap of his travel-bag off his shoulders was to kiss the coverlet of his bed, and at eight I couldn't comprehend. Now I understand it is prayer and apology for wanderlust, infidelity to spaces we so often take for granted. I cannot steal his ritual, so mine lingers in breath instead-- I refuse to breathe until I open the door, until I hunger for home, and home becomes my lungs again. I breathe around the word like wine, lips closing around the syllable, a spoonful of shepherd's pie. I am the sommelier of journey's end; it is never the same bouquet twice. Sometimes the rice has gone bad in the fridge, overpowering the ghost of lavender; Sometimes three o'clock warms old candle wax, leaving notes of peony and laughter. I savor all the same. I wonder if the doorframe
NPoWriMo Day 30 - Cell by EnzymeDevice, literature
NPoWriMo Day 30 - Cell
The edifice rises from chasmic horizons and, doing so, engineers chess on four levels which legions of lords could not overthrow; paradigm shifts are maintained in the overflow and so the president rises agape from her throne and her glittering fingernails point to the moon and the hovering moonspawn cry shrill in atonement and clinking gold whispers, “It's over too soon," and despicably Earth is a cosmic spittoon.