Friday, April 15, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day #15

The prompt over at NaPoWriMo today was:
Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form. 


I wasn't really inspired to delve too deeply into 'doubles' but I did try to incorporate it at least somewhere inside this quick free-write I did today (the glasses/eyes reference).


Reading on the Porch

The heat is making
my skin itch,
and something sweetly-pungent,
like rotting lilac and dead foliage,
assaults my senses.
The birds in the distance
are creating a clatter as
they try to speak to me.
Dumb to their language,
I do not listen.
The sun is sparking a
migraine-glare across my glasses,
an extra set of eyes the kids
from grade school used to say.
But I do not invite memory
in for  coffee or conversation.
Instead, I bend my head into a book,
allow the words to guide me into
the love-hot realm of some other world.

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