Today’s prompt: I didn’t like today’s prompt, so I went in search of another one. I decided to go with the sixth prompt listed in Kelli Russell Agodon’s 30 Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month: Write a poem in two sections about two completely different things. Have the title link both items in a surprising way.
I suspect the two sections of this poem are not as ‘completely different’ as the prompt suggests—but later attempts to achieve that fell way, way short, so I’m sticking with the first thing I wrote this morning.
ON HER BIRTHDAY TODAY
Not a lot has changed since then
I felt close, yet remained distant
Now you actually are distant
It makes perfect sense
Without a spark
I see my world in mirror view
Good thing I can read backwards
But the image is dim
on the dirty glass
Close the curtains
(6 April 2014)