Cross cut teeth
Cut clasp nail, tungsten carbide tipped and galvanized
Gleaming in the air, honed and filed
Beauty in industry
Poetry forged in the shadow of empty mills
City of steel and sharply angled hills
Where every blade is work of art
And every wall, a canvas.
This piece was written for my weekly photo prompt. Every Monday I try to challenge myself by choosing a photo as a starting point for a piece of creative writing. This might be a 100-word story, a poem, haiku, limerick or longer piece – I’m not setting any rules apart from committing to a regular writing challenge to exercise my brain. If you like the image I’ve shared, please feel free to use it as a prompt for your own work, give me a pingback and I promise to read and give my feedback.
This week’s image is a photo of a display by Cornelia Parker in the Made in Sheffield Exhibition, Sheffield Millennium Gallery.