Watch your turns and stay on path
Find what is hidden from your eyes
Deeper into the maze you go
Making friends and challenging foes
Nothing is as it seems
You will grow and you will change
The strike is chasing through the maze
Distraction and betrayal will cause delay
With every step it is getting closer
Can you beat the thirteenth hour
Day 22’s challenge
For Day 22 the prompt is “to take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens:
The sun can’t rise in the west.
A circle can’t have corners.
Pigs can’t fly.
The clock can’t strike thirteen.
The stars cannot rearrange themselves in the sky.
A mouse can’t eat an elephant.”
As a Fantasy writer, I love making the impossible real. My first instinct is to go with ‘The clock can’t strike thirteen’ because it makes me think of my favourite film (from the 80s) Labyrinth, with goblins, faeries, mazes and magic.
Writing this poem feels like it is about something deeper like the choices we make in life that lead to our final hour and perhaps the thirteenth hour is the end. Perhaps we are all busy living and trying to avoid it.