whistling in the graveyard

Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències
Valencia, Spain

a ribcage
of stone and steel
as earth and skin
fall away in decay

sharply buttresses
a new kind of body

old bones erupt
from the sunken corpse;
a life given
for a body as lifeless
as the remains from which it

with no lungs
to respire,
air randomly fills
and empties
the cavity
of her cavernous chest

breathless breathing
as air enters and exits
in its own time.
of its own accord.

and pray
that the whoosh
of needless oxygen
blowing through

does not whistle

for surely
the devil will hear
and come running.

the doors
will open,
bid him enter,
and welcome
his possession.

Never whistle in a graveyard, you are summoning the Devil.


The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Mondays.

This week, let’s Rise from the chaos, or find something else to inspire you in this HDR photograph of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia, Spain.


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