Delicate Balance – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Delicate Balance
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #123 – Delicate
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 106 words.

My soul cried, devoid of meaning, lacking joy. The city droned with an insistency I could no longer hear, while my failed dreams echoed through my skull.

By some miracle, I discovered the nymph clinging to a single swaying reed. My entire focus centered on the green darner while his concentration was the process of his metamorphosis and shedding the shell of his naiad existence.

He breathed life into his new form. He waited patiently, as delicate latticed appendages unfurled. Opaque wings lightened, expanded, reaching for a vision of beauty that lay hidden deep inside.

Hours later he launched his maiden flight, and my world changed.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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