The Daily Inkling prompt (yesterday’s) is ‘hanging on every word’.


Hanging on your words

with the desperation of the climber

clinging to the edge

of a tiny


watching your lips move

the sound flowing

slow as honey

across the void that separates us.

My hand moves towards yours

slow as honey

sliding from lips

where words hang

over the void

slip slowly

into my ear




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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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