PAD 2021 – Day 28

Today’s 30/30 prompt was simply “skyline.” The prompt asked for a poem that poses a series of questions. The questions could be a mix of the serious (“What is the meaning of life?”) and humorous (“What’s the deal with cats knocking things off tables?”), the interruptive (“Could you repeat that?”) and the conversational (“Are those peanuts? Can I have some?”). I decided, based on my ongoing obsession with the sky and constantly taking photos of it, to combine the two for a super short poem that I could potentially build on later.

5 Questions to Ask The Sky

How does it feel to hold the sun?
Which clouds are the teenagers?
Do you feel less alone after the release of rain?
What’s your favourite song?
Can anything, even blue, really be limitless?
Just the Sky by Me


PAD 2019 – Day 6

The NaPoWriMo prompt today asked for a poem that emphasizes the power of “if,” while the Poetic Asides prompt suggested making “After” the first word of the poem’s title. After some thought, this is what came out. Not sure if it works, but why not try?

After the mind-bending movie


If time travel is possible, should I go forward or backwards?

If this is a simulation, who started it?

If there are multiple universes, how many have coffee?

If everything that’s ever been or will be is happening now, where did I set my keys?

If space is intrinsically expansive, why did my jean size go up again?

If there are many versions of me, are all of them allergic to nuts?

If time is an illusion, why am I always late?

If there are infinite possibilities, why do I always chose you?