Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’m doing things a little differently starting this week, sharing a poem and the writing prompt behind it (I’m back to writing poems each day, some written free-style, and some by prompt).
I know I’m a little late to the party today, but I still wanted to check in. Here is my poem, and its prompt. Thanks for being here, and thanks for reading! I hope you will share your work in the comments!
WHERE IT’S GONE
My room disappears one item
at a time: becoming less like the place I go
to rest my weary body, and more
like a place where strangers crawl, searching
the corners for stray marks. I’ve already
mourned this city once and didn’t plan
to do it again. The windows, the trees,
were mine. But now as the suitcase fills
and I see the items creeping up the sides,
I see bare walls, bare windows, until
the trees outside seem to bare themselves, too,
whiting themselves out.
Prompt: “Will Wonders Never Cease?”, from The Time Is Now via National Geographic, found here.