Imagery of Body Language

I’ve been reading Kyle Vaughn’s Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises, which inspired me to delve into another book study of poetry forms and responses. I’ll be making my way through the exercises and prompts between now and the end of the year.

Today’s writing exercise focuses on Imagery of Body Language. Vaughn encourages writers to focus on body language that reveals the emotional or psychological state of a person.

Borrowed stock photo, gripping the steering wheel
The Grip

I can tell
without looking up
from my book
in traffic
when your hands
grip the wheel 
and your breathing
gets rhythmic

I know 
another driver
is on your nerves

I sink down a bit
brace my feet
against the floor

Made with Padlet

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