National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 8

The prompt for day 8 is to use the line from someone else’s poem as the seed for a new poem. I chose the line ‘your pocket is full of rain’, from the label of the cassette in the featured image above, by Katie Jane Garside.

Your pocket is full of rain
my hands are folded, fingers interlaced

I want love
I’m waiting for an invitation

I want to reach out
but when I pull my hand back
my fingers are still dry

No tears
no rain
no water in the glass

I’m not thinking
about any of that now

I wouldn’t understand it anyway

Your pocket is full of rain
my pocket is empty
but I like to pretend…

(7 April 2020—posted April 8)



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