Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NaPoWriMo Day #12

The prompt at NaPoWriMo for today is:

Today, I’d like you to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem, with the sounds reinforcing the sense. 


I Never Said I Wasn't...

I've been writing lately
in secret places
petty little box-top corners
where the weary carry
their invisible burdens
into careless corners of 
these empty, vacant cross-
ways near the cab wheels
where rusty rims stop my step.
And I've been wishing
on the emptiest nights
of wavering twilight
like the wishy-washy
I-dream-of-Jeanie in
a silver bottle already
washed of yesterdays Bicardi,
that I could fill the empty
well of myself with
anything swell, or real,
or wish-me-well?

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