Cloyingly clinging to a single shred of salvation
     Resisting the impulse to relinquish my tenuous hold on reality
          Undaunted, crude, I struggle – as a projectile – against the swirling maelstrom
               Defiant, as trembling shudderings nearly
                     Engulf; yet hope seeps upward, inward to my soul.


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Written in response to Trifecta Challenge:
CRUDE 1: existing in a natural state and unaltered by cooking or processing 2 archaic : unripe, immature 3: marked by the primitive, gross, or elemental or by uncultivated simplicity or vulgarity 4: rough or inexpert in plan or execution 5: lacking a covering, glossing, or concealing element :obvious 6: tabulated without being broken down into classes – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.VrfLAA91.dpuf

25 Comments on “Emergence

    • It’s a different kind of challenge. At frost, I felt constrained by te form, until I realized that focus is the other side of that coin! Thanks for the feedback, Bryan.


    • I’ve seen loved ones go through various personal struggles, physical and emotional-hence my attempt to describe how they made it through. Thank you for reading and understanding.


  1. Love your use of crude. I can relate. I can relate to all of it. Hope is better, yes.


  2. Nice use of the prompt. She made it through to the other side. I like the phrase swirling maelstrom, and the hope at the end. Very nice.


    • Thank you…picture taken after a storm from hilltop village of Eze, in Provence. I was trying to find something in my photos that would be evocative of having survived a storm. Thanks for stopping by!


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