Hatching heavy hankerings: A-Z verses from vintage visages

Hatching heavy hankerings

I’m holding heavies in my head.
Such midnight musings I may dread.
I dreams dispatch,
Lest horrors hatch
And find their home with me instead.

It’s time to stop and simply shrug.
Hallucinations need no hug.
“Aha!” I shout.
And thrash about.
To squash each secret like a bug.

I wish sometimes I could take flight
To soar aloft by Heaven’s light.
I’d flip and flit,
Not give a whit.
Farewell, ye flutters, and goodnight.
 c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), as well as these prompts:

Meme Express: “heavy” and “holding”
One-Minute Writer: “hug”
Saturday’s Critters: Any critter/s
Simply Snickers: “hatch” and “home”
Six Word Saturday: Describe your life in six words. (See italicized line.)

Public domain photo –
 vintage image

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  1. Hello, what a cool hat. and image. I love the poem! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Clever way to incorporate your six words with the other challenges.

  3. I'm a sucker for a healthy alliteration!

    Cherdo on the Flipside
    "Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines" on the A-to-Z Challenge 2016

  4. What an awesome limerick! The title is brilliant too :)

    Who's picture is that?

    All the Best for the A to Z Challenge! Do drop by mine.

    Scripted In Sanity