Monday, April 3, 2017

NaPoWriMo Day #3

The prompt at NaPoWriMo today is:

And now for our (optional) prompt! Today I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy – a poem that mourns or honors someone dead or something gone by.

An Elegy of my Heart

Somewhere amidst my
last trip-up of
the dating pool,
the damn thing
finally left me.
Funny how it never
made a clamour
as it edged between
the narrow bones
of my ribs and chest.
As spontaneous as
a jolt of lightning,
I woke up one morning
minus a hangover,
on a dreamy Sunday
and I abhorred
the idea of love,
thought the act of
intimacy a slimy violation,
refused the mushy words
of worn-out radio melodies.
I cashed my date-stash
in for red wine and
a fat, black cat
to keep my feet warm.


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