November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 14

For Day 14 of Paul Brookes’ challenge, I have used this startling photo by MJ Saucer and Terry Chipp’s High moon.

MJS14

Mars

If the flames rise high enough,
the oceans full of coral bones
and starved tatters of walrus skin
roll high enough,
tempests and hurricanes blow hard enough,
the piles of dead in quicklime pits
belch corruption strong enough,
will the inferno
tossed from our flailing arms
burn up the moon?

TC14 High moon

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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.

19 thoughts on “November Ekphrastic Challenge: Day 14”

      1. There seems to be very little difference in the behavior of God or the Devil, except that sometimes you can strike a bargain with the Devil.

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