National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 8

The napowrimo.net 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.

1
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

2
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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