HERE’S HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE PROSERY PROMPT:
- Write a piece of flash fiction or other prose up of up to or exactly 144 words,
- Including the given line from the poem.
- Post your Prosery piece on your blog and link back to this post.
The quote below must be included.
“Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things? – from Rainer Maria Rilke, “Heartbeat.”
A no nonsense farmer wanted room to manipulate his wheelchair so he had his grandson take down a wall in the center of his old house.
The farmhouse was in the same location for over 200 years, and had a lot of issues, but one of them had never been ghosts.
As soon as the wall was removed, Foster started hearing mumbling near his ears when he ate his supper.
He was annoyed but ignored it.
Then there came breathy words as he ate…
“Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things?”
The old fella wasn’t afraid one bit but now his dander was up!
“I don’t know ’bout your dag gum MOUTHS but you had BETTER shut your ‘arses’ THE HELL UP!”
Foster never had a ghost problem again, from that moment on.
Prosery: Here’s the thing about existing | dVerse (dversepoets.com)