There were a few good responses to the poem I posted earlier, so I thought I'd go ahead and post the poem I'm turning in for class tomorrow. This is for selfish reasons: I want your suggestions!
I'm looking for words with hard "C" sounds to replace "heartbeats," "antennae," and "ancient fears." Yeesh, I feel like a poet writing that sentence *insert wryly sarcastic eye-roll here* Other suggestions always taken into account! Anyways, a poem that was inspired on my way out the front door this morning:
I kicked the carapace down the stairs.
There was a cockroach in the corner
so I crushed it, coughing, scraped
its corpse off my shoe.
One crumpled antennae quivered, a cacophony
of creeps clamored through my corpus;
I quelled my archaic cowardice.
A cockroach was in the corner
so I crushed it, kicked its carapace
down the stairs.