Lord, you know I get lost
Depend upon you
Sand off the lacquer
The gloss gone
Now bare bone
You grate me
Gnarled and odorous
Gingerroot overwhelms in extravagant quantity
I am more than an unknown name
As Neptune — meaningless as the god he became
Lost at sea where even coyote can’t be heard
Give me illumination more than a green light in dense fog
And I will make it to home base
Linda Kruschke at Paint Chip Poetry,
What If There Were No Prompts? I guess we’ll find out, won’t we? And we’ll do it with these paint chip words and phrases: gingerroot, lacquer, Neptune, coyote, illumination, green light, and home base. Your challenge is to write a promptless poem using all seven of these words and phrases.
I managed to use all seven. Neptune I learned has no known meaning.