Breaking waves blow sea-foam in my eyes.

My swim fins glide adeptly from this ledge.

And, lo! my body, buoyed by the salt,


My being’s slipped its bony cage. Free-floating, spiny blob,

HOMUNCULUS as once I was my father’s spermal rage.

I’m orca, playing, as my brain pretends: no more aerobic carnivore!

Old Triton blows his horn. I’m banished back to shore,

but newly born!

(Write 66 word piece using word, “homunculus”.  Noun: A supposed microscopic but fully formed human being from which a fetus was formerly believed to develop first in the sperm. Linking to the HOST

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6 Comments on ““Orca””

  1. susanwritesprecise
    March 12, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    Brava! What a beautiful and thoughtful take on the prompt. Good, good writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tnkerr
    March 12, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Nicely done. This is a tough week at GGP!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jen
    March 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    This is a gorgeous piece!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. EagleAye
    March 14, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

    I love the way you bring out the fire and passion of the mighty Orca. Nicely written!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Suzanne
    March 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    Beautiful and passionate piece! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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