National Poetry Writing Month 2016, Day #2

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to ‘write a poem that takes the form of a family portrait.’ We never did those in my family, so (as Mad magazine might put it) blecch!

If you were to go
by the evidence
we never existed

Nowhere will you find
all of us together at the same time

A man
in a casual jacket and sunglasses

A boy
with a TV Guide®

Sometimes a woman—
but never her face, or standing off to one side

Nowhere will you find
all of us together at the same time

Only the resemblance
you see in my face
suggests the truth

(2 April 2016)

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6 thoughts on “National Poetry Writing Month 2016, Day #2

    1. The poem was surprisingly easy, except for not liking the prompt. I am secretly glad that my parents never went in for the “official family portrait” thing; fortunately, my mom has always hated having her picture taken…

  1. Although you claim you didn’t like this prompt, it actually turned out quite nicely.

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