Friday, March 11, 2016

Week in Seven Words #281

airborne
A dragonfly, a branch and a monarch butterfly, suspended against the blue-white sky in a mosaic.

buzzed
The dip has been sitting out for hours. The chips and crackers have been pawed into crumbs. The guests have had too much wine to notice.

etiolate
She painted the sunflower drooping against a faded wall. The sunflower looks like it's losing color the way people lose blood.

glint
She twirls in a dress made of soda cans and playing cards. Silver streamers run through her hair.

grubby
At the coffee shop, the outdoor seating is a bench encrusted in cigarette butts.

materialize
Walls of sloppy, spiraling graffiti become, just one block down, a series of murals: blue faces, owls, the moon's surface.

unfolding
Depending on the light, the leaves on the tree look like paper sometimes, and other times like moths about to break into flight.

3 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

I love the imagery that you created under "airborne. "

I do not think that I ever saw a dragonfly and a butterfly together in real life.

Jay Carr said...

This week, instead of picking a "winner," I'll just note the 3 (and a half) words that I have also observed at one time or more in my life: "buzzed", "grubby", and "unfolding" with a lesser version of "materialize" in downtown Indianapolis once. :-)

-Jay

HKatz said...

@ Brian - thanks, and neither have I. I love that art can do that.

@ Jay - yeah, those types of things show up in cities regularly :)