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Elastic Souls


By Lamar WigginsPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Elastic Souls
Photo by Andres Siimon on Unsplash

how far can you stretch

before tension liberates?

rebounding anew


Written for the Matthew Fromm' 'Mundane object' Challenge... details below.

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Comments (17)

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago


  • L.C. Schäfer3 months ago

    So clever, well done!

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    Ooh, I like this one!

  • The Dani Writer3 months ago

    Now THAT'S a question!

  • Christy Munson3 months ago

    Oh snap! Loved it!!

  • D.K. Shepard3 months ago

    Very nice! A deep layer beneath a simple subject!

  • Hayley Matto3 months ago

    Got me smirking with this one Lamar, super clever!

  • Oooo, this was so deep! Loved your Senryu!

  • Lana V Lynx3 months ago

    Ah, so philosophical, and coming from a truly mundane object! Great take on the challenge, Lamar!

  • Heather Zieffle 3 months ago

    Great poem for this challenge Lamar!

  • John Cox3 months ago

    This is very insightful, Lamar. This is the second Senryu I have read today from the mundane object challenge that made me think! How much is too much? Sometimes we let circumstances or others pull us to the breaking point before the pressure forces us to quit or withdraw or reassess. Only then can we bonce back and start again!

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    I like how you used elastic to measure how much a person can take to bounce back

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Good grief...There is a Mundane objects challenge. I like it. That question above is a very good one. Tension is setting in now from hopping al over, reading stories. Time to relax. Gone to think on it.

  • Deep! Excellent work, Lamar!!!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    Loved the double meaning, so well done! And you had me right away at the title :)

  • D. J. Reddall3 months ago

    Artfully executed! I used to resent the mandatory brevity of the haiku and related forms; I now recognize how purely they distill meaning, as this senryu does!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Awesome!!! Loving it!!!💕❤️❤️

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