Welcome to The Spot Writers. This month’s prompt is to write a story or poem using the following words or images: memory, mist, moonlight, mosaic, mask.
This week’s story comes from Chiara De Giorgi. Chiara dreams, reads, edits texts, translates, and occasionally writes in two languages. She also has a lot of fun.
“Kiss this Right” by Chiara De Giorgi
There’s a memory I chase,
One which times threatens to erase.
We were kissing in the moonlight,
It was on midsummer’s night
And the wind blew soft and warm
Who could foresee the storm?
Quick the mist surrounded us,
Sudden chill clung like a mask
To our bodies and our minds.
Still today the terror finds
Its way to my poor, weak heart.
Did I think it would not hurt?
Then the memory gets shattered,
I don’t know what I remember.
It’s like an old-fashioned mosaic,
Like a page with splattered ink
And to this day I cannot say
Why the kiss did break away.
Have I dreamt or have I lived?
Was it real, or have I wished?
Once a year’s midsummer’s night
Maybe I can kiss this right.
The Spot Writers—Our Members:
Val Muller: http://www.valmuller.com/blog/
Catherine A. MacKenzie: https://writingwicket.wordpress.com/wicker-chitter/
Phil Yeats: https://alankemisterauthor.wordpress.com
Chiara De Giorgi: https://chiaradegiorgi.blogspot.com/