Pre Napowrimo

Prompt: Write a poem about your favorite bird. upon the golden shore I watch the sandpiper-inconspicuous and plain she hovers above the water cautious as though she’s afraid to fly too high her tiny peeping voice can barely be heard above the gulls and the waves she and I are kindred spirits I understand her…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 30

Write a minimalist poem. goodbye April moon I wrote when my body broke goodbye April dreams I sketched my soul on paper April says goodbye in tears

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 29

Write a poem of meditation on an emotion you’ve felt powerfully. That dagger was there since I was 6 and I guess I never wanted to bother anyone, so I never asked for help. It didn’t matter anyway. The tip of the blade always sank Deeper when they bombarded me. Loud, laughing voices pulling me…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 26

Write a poem that repeats. I cried on that long drive when I couldn’t forget him thought I was the only one broken from unrequited love but her voice came on the radio I cried on that long drive when she helped me forget him and I knew I wasn’t the only one I cried…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 25

Write a poem about one of the seasons. Why has he turned on me? I was born into his warm embrace he promised to be my friend as a child, I anticipated his annual visit I sensed his presence when the dandelions danced when the last school bell rang I dressed in my best flip…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 24

Write a poem inspired by a reference book. What would happen if all the bees died? I read today some species are already endangered and if all workers ceased every dependent organism would eventually decline too I think this means us We and our luxurious lifestyles wouldn’t survive a famine What would we do without…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 23

Write a poem about an animal. an introvert lives in the pond at our new house a Zen statue on the rocks he meditates under the sun til he senses my shadow and dives back into the water to hide under the kelp what a solitary creature shy but mysterious when he retreats into his…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 22

Write a poem that engages with another art form. I’ve admired her storytelling technique since we were just two awkward prenagers navigating the halls of 6th grade we both lived in our imaginations and longed to make the invisible seen I required a million combinations of the same black and white symbols to create but…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 20

Write a poem that speaks, interspersed with the narrator’s responses and thoughts. Why do I hit all the red lights? she wonders and looks up to God for an answer. I don’t know what to tell her. she sighs. It’s like I’m forced to stand in the same spot while the world keeps moving. she…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 19

Write an abecedarian poem. A doctor Asked me to write how I feel About my Aches. Broken, I said. too Broken to Care about the Drama or Comfort the Energy draining vampires as I did before. F politics and F petty arguments. I used to be Generous and Gracious with my time. too Generous. but…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 18

Napowrimo Day 18: Write an elegy (poem that mourns one who is dead) in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated in physical and tangible detail. Wrote this fast because I started crying before I even put pen to paper. And I realize it’s still pretty abstract even though the prompt told me not to…

April 2019 Napowrimo Day 17

Write a poem of a scene from an unusual point of view. I know I am dying a slow demise my killers chop me down and lug my weight through the snow they drag me to their home prolong my suffering next to a warm fireplace I’m forced to stand I’m fed just enough water…