Petru was the most recent to join in the July Challenge with her thought-provoking half-poem entitled Song. Moving out of form poetry (which I love dearly) and into free verse is always a free floating moment of beauty. This is no exception. If you have not taken up her challenge, I encourage you to do so. Note: The first stanza belongs to Petru, the final two are mine.
Raven q(r)uark, crassing, voicing,
mate circling a similar air.
Independent, minded, capable
of linguistic displacement, weighted
with significant information –
it was present at inception.
Ant quark, mouthing, secreting,
dance on communing ground,
eusocial, hierarchal, capable
of feats of Atlas, weighted
with significant location-
it feeds the nation.
(Wo)man, blundering, screaming, pleading,
mate longing for a similar fare.
liberated, tethered, weighted
with significant perception –
they progenize the earth.
Collaborative Poetry Petrujviljoen / Lyman