A to Z 2014: Quagmire

(An A to Z 2014 Challenge entry)


A quagmire (noun) is a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.

Quicksand swells
Under my
Ankles and
Grabs between
My toes.
Immediately I
Reach for
Every thing.

I was originally going to write a poem about quicksand, but in my quest for another “Q” word, QUAGMIRE quickly required my attention in its purest quintessence. I can be quite sure that I was not aware of what quagmire meant before this letter challenge.

Have you learned any new words while doing any research for this challenge? 

Posted in A to Z Challenge, Poetry
4 comments on “A to Z 2014: Quagmire
  1. “Immediately I reach for every thing…” Somehow, that has so much meaning to me.

  2. Jak Cryton says:

    Very nice. I never use this word, but I like it 🙂 I think most of the words I’ve been learning have come from your same letter poems.

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

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