National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #25 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 25 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem that is specific to a season, references all five senses, and includes a rhetorical question.

That can only mean a poem about spring in Seattle…

On the turning

You confuse me with your fickle moods
running hot and cold
with no way to tell until it hits my skin

Petrichor and the patter of intermittent rain
tell me it’s an indoor sort of day
best spent with the smooth pages of a book
and a crisp mint tea
to soothe what’s not really unsettled

In sleep, I am oblivious to the rage outside
collecting itself for the morning headlines

Come morning, I look out the window
Will I see signs of blue or shades of grey?

What will you have for me this fine day?

(25 April 2019)


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