Day 9 and to the noir genre… Now, this is more along the lines of what I was expecting in terms of the prompts – writing about a topic rather than focusing on the form. That said, I’m not sure I’ve produced the most illuminating piece of noir-inspired poetry!
Spoiled, spilled light ignites face misshapen with contorted emotion
half hidden below brim of murk, misery etched deep, gnawed
every sinew taut, tensed to tell-tale smudges in the dark
Stirs, cigar drips putrefaction into choking smut of smog-filled alley
lingers, the reek of raw unchallenged circumstances
Stiletto stab and swiveled neck, shadow steps
Snatch of pearl, hint of iron-coifed curls and fragrance
poisoned with possession.