National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #20 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 20 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: three or four naani. A naani consists of four lines, with a total of 20–25 syllables. Not bound to a particular subject, but depends upon human relations and current statements.

Mine are connected, an adaptation and continuation of a poem I wrote last night (as one of my bookstore poems) shortly before a poetry reading I attended.

1
I imagine
you arriving late
sitting down next to me
and greeting me with a kiss

2
I surprise myself
with such a flight of fantasy
given how much
I hate flying

3
Fantasy
is not part of my vocabulary
they always go wrong
before the good part

4
So here I am now
thinking about
how it will all turn out
disastrously wrong

(19 April 2019—posted April 20th)


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