In a moment of sizzle
Humming fan blades
And the thrum of traffic
For some tasty tidbit
I couldn’t make out from the taxi
She thought about yesterday
Last week and next month
She thought about everything
But this moment
And the tasty thing sizzling
Or the next moment
When the tasty thing would mercilessly
Burn her tongue oh so deliciously
Who’s to say any of this is true?
I was just a photographer living in the frame
Capturing serendipitous moments from a moving taxi
And now I’m just a poet
Listening to the words as they come
Trying to give them their moment
So all of it is fiction
Or maybe some of it is the truth
I’ve created something
Which at least
It only speaks truly
About the act of creation
Or maybe, the story
Is just saying something truthful
About the creator
Waiting for Delight
Taken during travels, 2022
Pic and a Word Challenge
Last week we captured the Billowing wind. This week, let’s live in a moment of Waiting. Or find something else to inspire you in this photograph taken from a moving taxi of a woman waiting at a roadside restaurant in Jakarta, Java, Indonesia.
The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Mondays.
With each challenge I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, video, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.
- Use any title you like
- Your response can be words and/or images
- You may use my image to illustrate your post, or any images you have created
- Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
- Add a link to this post in your response
To help us find your response — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:
- Add a comment on this post to announce your response
- Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge” to your post
Each week, I’ll list the previous challenge’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.
The previous challenge was: Billowing
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #329 was Billowing, along with this photograph of the billowing grasses at Gold Beach, Oregon, on the USA’s Pacific coast.
Two bloggers stood strong in the Billowing wind this week. Thanks!
View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.
Happy Creating! ❤