Somewhat Uninspired

Rocks
Finger from howanxious

They’re rocks, just rocks,
No matter how I look at them,
Not stalks, but blocks
Of aggregated grainy phlegm.
They’re chewed and spewed
By earth as it expectorates,
Amused when viewed
As angry-looking paperweights.

More Inspired Interpretations
Melanie Blackwell: Rock
mindlovemisery: Finger Bones and Fairytales
timzauto: Fingers

Link to prompt: Right2Write Prompt 4: Finger

21 thoughts on “Somewhat Uninspired

  1. I thought the middle one looked like an elephant, trussed up, with his trunk in the air. And I won’t tell you what I thought the one on the right looked like.
    aggregated grainy phlegm expectorated
    Very graphic imagery. I am not closing my eyes to imagine this one!
    Fab vocab.x

    1. Wow, I can actually see that…an elephant raising its front legs, standing on its back legs, with trunk in the air. You wouldn’t want to look for shapes in clouds with me…everything looks like a cloud…or dessert.

  2. ‘Angry looking paper weights’- that is a good one. What an enjoyable read!
    Thanks for participating. πŸ™‚

    1. My initial thoughts really were “They’re rocks, just rocks”, but then I thought, I think I can work with that. Thanks for such an interesting prompt! πŸ™‚

  3. That image plus your title made me chuckle out loud.

    1. Hehe glad you found it amusing. πŸ™‚

  4. davidconfidential August 5, 2013 — 12:17 am

    I thought it was fossilised pooh at first. I guess phlegm is better though…

    1. Hahaha now that’s something I would never have thought of. It could’ve gone in a completely different direction. πŸ™‚

  5. πŸ™‚ Cubby i disagree with your title… “Of aggregated grainy phlegm.
    They’re chewed and spewed
    By earth as it expectorates” is quite inspired wording!

    1. Somewhat uninspired can also be interpreted as somewhat inspired. πŸ™‚

  6. Rather remind me of your experience of potato face fertility goddesses…but as you rightly say they’re Earth’s expectorates, that is if they’re from volcanos, otherwise I wouldn’t be sure…they may be sky droppings.

    1. Yikes, if they are sky droppings, we should all wear helmets when we go outside. It could be a great insurance business…when the sky drops, the money will plop. The slogan may need some work.

      1. Hmmm…yes, I’d say a little work on the slogan is indicated. Of course we have sky droppings all the time, but they’re usually all burnt up before hitting the Earth…or so the scientists tell us.

  7. Some interesting comments made me smile. I liked them all. The poetry is certainly original and made me think.,

    1. Frankly, I think the comments are more interesting than the post itself. πŸ™‚

      1. Hahahahaha I like your answer

  8. That middle one looks like it is giving the finger and say f….ooooffff….but hey that is just me!

    1. It would be a good mascot for Fukitol.

      1. Indeed!

  9. Take the things we view and give them a twist. We are surrounded by miracles, once the poet brushes of the sand and flotsam. Good piece.

    1. You wax poetic even in your comments. Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

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