Dominique Appia
Entre les trous de la memoire / Between the Holes in the Memory




It can always
be worse:
what you cling to
could be a ledge
over a subterranean
river or a bridge
tucked away
in a sentence
no one can read.
Each memory—
a shattered puzzle.
It could be raining
on the inside
of this skin.


Prompt provided by Mish from dVerse Poets Pub, who encouraged poets to write a quadrille (‘a poem of any form with exactly 44 words excluding the title, containing one specific given word’). The given word for Quadrille Monday was ‘puzzle.’
Also linked to the Tuesday Platform on Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads.

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  1. I enjoyed this greatly, although I’m reminded that the Buddha reminds us to cling to nothing. (I mean, after all, all there is is nothing, so what the hell else can you avoid clinging to anyway eh?)

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    1. Thank you, Ron! I get what you mean. Everything is an illusion, a smokescreen, a mere shadow of the truth… But while we’re flesh and blood, we find it hard to let go of this carousel of wonders that is life. The speaker in my poem mourns loss before it happens. Could be the beginning of enlightenment or a mere reflex, like a knee jerk…


      1. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for the sweet and thoughtful comment 💜😍 Sigh you are the only one who understood the emotion behind my words. You rock!! 😊

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  2. Wow! This puzzle prompt has inspired some fantastic quadrilles – and this is one of them! I love the flow of it and the lines:
    ‘…or a bridge
    tucked away
    in a sentence
    no one can read’
    ‘It could be raining
    on the inside
    of this skin’.


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