“My battery is low and it’s getting dark.” Mars rover Opportunity
I slept deeply under the strawberry moon
had dreams of your fear of traffic
you would not cross the highway
even though the signs were clear
you were lying on the sidewalk
unable to get up and move
while I was at the other side
waiting and calling
I had to go on
dVerse prompt using a quote from a list. I loved the quote from the Mars rover.
I went out to the garden
looking for spelling bees
there were many beside me—
a bumble bee entered foxglove’s bell
it was not the one I seek
then one buzzed my head
anxious at my presence
to say the word
say the word
dVerse prompt for a quadrille using the word spell
I search the day for pretty words
turrets of rain pummel them into the garden
where they remain until rot comes
maggots eat into their bouma
maggot grows fat from majuscules
creep over minuscules
chomp ascenders and descenders
in the riddled corpse of a word
dVerse prompt to write a poem of dissonance
When just a boy
his Aunt Eva sat at table
playing cards with her friends
they called themselves The Magpies
and he crawled beneath
among their sequoia legs
while over head the squawking
of the birds
At the internment of this aunt
one lone magpie
flew into the small cemetery
as if to say
I am here
I am here
dVerse prompt to write a corvid poem
In Sunday School I learned about the big red apple of original sin in the garden. How Adam and Eve ate thereof. Caste out. Ashamed. Hid from God. What I didn’t learn— it was really a fig. They ate a few. Clothed themselves in fig leaf. Hid from God. Caste out. Separated from God. How Jesus went to the fig tree for food and finding none, he said, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” Explanation mark. A curse that lifted a curse. And the tree withered and died.
Jesus new Adam
the sin of man forgiven
reunite with God
NaPoWriMo Day 29 prompt on curses.
[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ I FEEL SO BOXED IN]]]]]]]]]]] CONFINEMENT AND ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[SPACELESS WONDER ]]]] [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ NO MOVEMENT FOR ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] [[[[[[[[[[[ MY [[[[OWN ENJOYMENT]]]]]]][[[[PLANNING MY ESCAPE ]]]]]]]]]]]
NaPoWriMo Day 28 prompt to write a concrete poem.
This is how the end comes.
It is wrapped in silver like a gift.
The gift is most welcome,
eager to see what is inside.
Inside was not what I wanted.
It was full of memory.
Each memory had a story.
They played inside my head.
The head was filled with irrelevance,
as I sought for the divine.
What could be more sought after
than a life of heartfelt love?
In love with the only One—
this is how the end comes.
NaPoWriMo Day 27 prompt to write a duplex sonnet.
Out of the mist
in silver glow
comes a voice
I did not know
This earth is mine
tend it well
all firs and the pine
A breath for me
and a breath for you
NaPoWriMo Day 25 prompt to write an aisling
NaPoWriMo Day 23 prompt to be brief but on point