7 Word Itch Rides Again

It’s been a long time since I wrote a 7 Word Itch poem! To see samples and read the guidelines for 7 Word Itch poetry, click here.7worditch.1

The words for this round are: spicy, passion, somewhere, quickies, become, transformative, and unrest. (These really are the first seven I pulled out of the tin; no fair “double-dipping” for a better choice!)

My poem is below. Would anyone like to try writing a 7 Word Itch poem with these words? Just be sure to follow the guidelines, and paste your poem as a comment!


a woman is writing of
“quickies”– brief, spicy sexual
encounters, passion ignited
in the midst of unrest.

She touches on war and grief,
yes, but always returns to
redemption and love,
salvation and fire.

She writes of the
transformative powers of these
liaisons, oblivious to what
she, herself, has become,
how she is reborn by
the alchemy of words.

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8 Responses to 7 Word Itch Rides Again

  1. Jenna says:

    Transformative by nature
    I become
    More of who I am.
    In my passion.
    Somewhere, in me,
    In my unrest,
    Without quickies for distraction
    In the quiet
    I find myself.


  2. Christina says:

    May the
    transformative unrest
    of passion
    live long after
    the spicy quickies
    have become


  3. jodie says:

    Not much editing here but I couldn’t help myself. I want to play 7 word itch!


    No Quickies in this kitchen
    Savory, not spicy
    Candles waiting to light
    Michelle’s passion
    Lies in the transformative unrest –
    The alchemy of The Meal.

    The flavor is good enough
    We’d come for that alone.
    We sit, slowly the laughter,
    Then the settling rhythm
    Color, onion steam smell and candlelight.

    Watch her settle, Cheshire smile
    Hear the wick flicker and
    Become herself.


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