Saturday, April 1, 2017

NaPoWriMo Day #1

The prompt today at NaPoWriMo is:

write a Kay-Ryan-esque poem: short, tight lines, rhymes interwoven throughout, maybe an animal or two, and, if you can manage to stuff it in, a sharp little philosophical conclusion.


Right-Hand Solstice

Day-to-day,
sometimes at intervals,
I find myself posessed 
by the bizaar necessity 
to record.
My hands twitch
toward the pen,
a thing as automatic
as breathing or sleeping,
the need for scribe
mews to me pitifully
like an old abandoned cat
until I slice a piece of time
between afternoon tea
and the evening laundry.
On the patio in late eve,
I write, write, write
against the incessant brag
my brain has to speak
constantly to my hand,
notebooks upon notebooks
stacked like the ghosts
of old lovers.

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