80–90–92 (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a poem about a decade.

I never quite succumbed to the neon checkerboard
or the twice-teased hair
The music was as far as I could go
Even then, I travelled just off the beaten bath
towards Japan and the bush of ghosts
with all manner of detours along the way
It was a big world
and I was eager to make the trip

By the time I made it halfway around the world
the parade was slowly disintegrating
As goes music, so goes everything else
so it all began to gloss over
But the edges began to reassert themselves
in unexpected ways
Once the first day arrived
I left the journey behind

(8 June 2015)

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