NaPoWriMo – Day 19

Followed the NaPoWriMo.net suggestion today to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside your window, or even gives directions from your house to the grocery store. Then, build a poem by erasing words from this paragraph or, alternatively, use the words of your paragraph to build a new poem. I did a quick free write about the view from my window, and then cherry-picked words to make a new poem.

 

Remnants

 

Light slaps the deck,

highlights the cracks in the paint.

 

Dusting of dirt and grit,

dried leaves wedged

between the boards.

 

Seasonal hangover.

Sunglasses sky  —

snow threat forgotten, for now.

 

At the top of a bare elm, magpie surveyor.

We both stare at that mound of dirty ice.

Glistening.

 

Some things will be gone

before day’s end.

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