Posted in Casting Bricks Collaborative Poetry


I hold the needle, paused above my vein
pump a fist to watch it rise and bulge like
hungry goldfish lip-quivering for a grain
of tetra flake craving; a perma-blight.

What night-terror stands naked in the hail
leaves me gill-gasping, ravening for you
a gritty fix for this rapacious frail


Here is my Half-Poem Challange for the October Edition of Casting Bricks to Attract Jade.  It is in sonnet form and I have written the first 7 lines, leaving it open for collaborative completion of the last 7 lines.  The English Sonnet is 14 lines in 3 quatrains and a couplet, holding a rhyme scheme of abab / cdcd / efef / gg.  Good luck and happy writing, my friends!  ~ Cheers, Jilly 🙂

Jilly’s October Challenge is open to all poets; please join us!



A wild soul writing poetry.

3 thoughts on “Narcotic

    1. Ah, but you tackled Chaucerian verse (Frank’s poem) and it is very much the same; and you did it brilliantly! No worries; every time my husband tries his hand at sonnets he passes the paper to me and asks, ‘Is this iambic?’ It is a challenge. So glad you are joining in, Sarah!


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