It is time for the Flash 55 Challenge in the month of August. The rules of this prompt have not changed: Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.
|View Across the Lagoon|
James McNeill Whistler (1879 - 1880)
For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I invite you to consider the word LACUNA.
According to The Free Dictionary.com, it means
1. An empty space or a missing part; a gap
2. A cavity, space, or depression, especially in a bone
Its origins lie in the Latin word, lacus, meaning lake - hence lacuna (pool or cavity) and the Italian, laguna (lagoon).
If you select this part of the challenge, explore the idea of a missing part or the more literal meaning of the definition.
Feel free to post more than one 55-word piece to this prompt, which will remain first on the Home Page until Tuesday morning. Please return to enjoy the poetry of fellow poets.