while adjectives enhance your story,
placed between the nouns and verbs
skillful bait to lure your quarry…
I much prefer the allegory
the hidden meaning tucked within
the lines that take us on a journey
with secrets there but for the taking
the ciphers hidden in the words
the abstract code without a key
the dance between the ink and reader
shrouded deep in mystery.
Mayhap there is an undercurrent—
something to which we relate;
that calls to all that lies within us
sequestered in some hidden cache
where connection flows like current
Perhaps its kismet? Maybe fate?
So keep on writing, I’ll keep reading
bring your fire, bring the chill
feed my hunger, light the darkness
This plate is empty, the knife lies waiting
you decide what to reveal
while I await to eat my fill.
© Ginny Brannan 2021