It (was) Quadrille Monday again over at the dVerse Poets Pub. Today Lillian has chosen the word “wound” as our writing prompt.  However, instead of just using one pronunciation/meaning of WOUND as one of the 44 words, include the word WOUND twice – as two of the 44 words – using both of its meanings/pronunciations and thus including the homographic pair. Whether you use the word “wound” once or twice in the body of the poem, the poem must be exactly 44 words in length- not including the title.

So sweetly, your love

wound its way

around my heart like delicate

passion flower tendrils.

O, but soon it transformed

into a strangling kudzu vine:

clinging, binding, suffocating,

and finally withering

my almost-beating heart —

leaving a silent screaming wound.

You and your

vicious love.

Susan M Shuman

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