Transform – A Dash of Sunny


little deaths every day

eggs shed from the womb, unused

those strands caught in the hairbrush

(but never the grey)

that tomato forgotten in the dark corner of the fridge

the unmoving spider, legs curled tightly around its body,

giving itself one last hug

the rag doll dropped to the ground

reaching out a forlorn arm in silent, unheard protest

little deaths every day

little deaths marking progress

little deaths; the fodder of change


It’s time for the weekly poetry prompt from A Dash of Sunny. This week, she invites us to visit Tarot Card Prediction and find out inspiration from the three cards we randomly select. My first card was ‘Death’ – not so awful as you might think, since it’s about transformation and change in general. I decided to focus on this card in particular, hence my poem above.

Please do visit A dash of Sunny, have  a read and perhaps, perhaps, perhaps… join in!


15 thoughts on “Transform – A Dash of Sunny

  1. Oh Freya this is soo very touching, especially moved by the lines “little deaths every day, eggs shed from the womb, unused” sigh death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as raven’s claws ❤💛 Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤💛

    Lots of love,

  2. Sadly we become quite blasé about those little deaths as they don’t affect us personally. We probably feel more pity for the rag doll than a dead rat with a young family. Humans are quite strange aren’t we? What an excellent thoughtful piece this is.

  3. I love both the image and the poem – you have captured a feeling that we must all have but can’t express – little deaths certainly can be change.. and the tomato and grey hairs reference made me smile

  4. I never thought of spiders as needing a final hug…your words may save many a life in my home 😀 XXX

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