Honorable Mention: Blood Into Ink Writing Prompt Challenge/John W. Leys

The Curators of Blood Into Ink are honored to publish the top five submissions of Brave and Reckless’ recent Blood Into Ink Writing Prompt Challenge.


Blood is too thick to write with

When you tear open a vein

With a fountain pen

To fill an empty India ink bottle–

Coagulation in the ink well,

Blood clots smeared across the page–

Dilute with salty tears,

Cried alone in the dark.

Your pen will run smooth

Across the page,

Cauterizing the wounds.


John W. Leys is a 44 year old disabled US Army veteran, husband and father. He’s been making up stories (and sometimes writing them down) for as long as he can remember and has been writing poetry since he was 14 years old. His favorite poets include Lord Byron, Ted Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Catullus and Bob Dylan. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, reading philosophy, and playing his ukulele.

John’s Links:

Blog “Darkness of his Dreams

Facebook

Twitter

4 thoughts on “Honorable Mention: Blood Into Ink Writing Prompt Challenge/John W. Leys

  1. John, what can I say? I’ve been loving you for so long now. I’ve always felt in tune with you. Thank you for sharing yourself and your words with us. Thank you for being my friend. ❤

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