A peripheral cosmology of bramble and decay turns a sound palate
wedge-like in the interrogative cubical between syllables
and sung like two warblers on a haphazard dock
now a tooth
a bracketed fossil between idleness, undertow, shores of warm sweet grass and dreams over deepening wells.
Upward is not necessarily an uplifting word.
Lucy started taking us all down with her.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1989 – The deadliest tornado in world history strikes Central Bangladesh, killing upwards of 1,300, injuring 12,000, and leaving as many as 80,000 homeless.

Todays Calls is part of the Phone Works series by Christof Migone. Website design by Endless Commons. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.