Here is my poem for Day 12 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: An acrostic poem using the title of a favorite movie from the year you were born; the poem should have something to do with a childhood memory. (https://chrisjarmick.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/napowrimo-prompts-for-april-10-1112-13-14-plus-some-poems/)
I used Irma la Douce and The Pink Panther. Though neither count as favorites, I have seen both of them, and they both came out in 1963.
Inside, after they left, I
remember a straight line through the kitchen to the back door;
my thoughts weren’t of escape, or of
a way out, but more
a light coming through.
Doors, whatever their type,
open up to both sides—
under sun, rain,
everywhere we go.
The hundreds of
hours I spent by the record player,
every one of them, counted for something.
Pretending I was someone else, somewhere else,
inventing stories in my head,
never considering the absurdity of any of them,
knowing nothing outside the reality of the album cover.
a twelve-inch vinyl circle
to tell its stories to,
hold its secrets,
entrust the things that no one else would
(11 April 2019—posted April 12th)
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