on failed retrieval

Ghosts – elusive seeds elicit mercurial thread that slips through crevices of convoluted gray, dissipating droplets into remote regions. reflective and inaccessible, pearls below
the surface, evading probes—they curl, squandering secrets, keeping my thoughts to themselves.

Brenda Warren 2013

20

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Process Notes:
Day 20: Miz Quickly asked for a prose poem with precise word choice, and the folks at NaPo provided a list of words, from which we were to select five. I used ghost, elusive, mercurial, curl, and squander.

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