Kaleidoscope Tattoo

Kaleidoscope Tattoo

A Poem by April Child
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A Love Story

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It was hot today,

so hot that everything had to be dropped

in order to get away to the beach,

well this is the UK and

who knows how long the sun

is here for


The beach was covered in jellyfish

strange alien looking creatures

something like frisbees made of jelly

only these jellies had no wobble

they looked kind of sad

frying and drying on the pebbles


I couldn’t tell if they were dead or alive

so got up close to one and peered 

all squinty eyed in the sun


I have seen jellyfish before but

none quite like these

with their strange markings

brown on clear

concentric circular patterns

precise and infinite

cosmic diagrams

a natural mandala


Or maybe not

my partner urged caution

and I pulled away

what if they were not jellyfish

but strange alien beings

and the beautiful kaleidoscopic tattoo

was merely a trap


I pulled away and turned to him


If one of these creatures

wraps itself around my face

and melts me ugly with its acid jelly

will you still love me?


He thought for a moment and said

“I’ll put one on my face too”



April Child

3 July 2015




© 2015 April Child



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This is a sweet like poem and i Like the way you describe things ^>^

Posted 2 Years Ago


Nice. I've never been fond of free-verse but this was mad. In other words, great. The ending was really sweet.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The greatest thing about poetry is that it reveals its author. I am happy to read yours.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the ending! now that is love....we will be ugly together...

and yes, on the weather...my folks lived in Trinidad...changed every 20 minutes...sunshine, rain, sunshine, rain.

love is more than skin deep...and your poem is proof.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Aww..I like the ending! Very romantic!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very clever... that was a very sweet ending. Made me sigh.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: jellyfish, mandala, love, kaleidoscope, cosmic

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April Child
April Child

United Kingdom



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I love words and I like to write poems. Sometimes words just come and I don't know where from but I write them down anyway. There's something very powerful in the written word. It shows you where y.. more..

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