National Poetry Writing Month 2021, Day 4: ‘Closed for renovations’

My Day 4 poem is my response to the prompt, which is to write a poem inspired by one of the photographs presented by @SpaceLiminalBot on Twitter. I responded to this photo.

A statement of intent
or perhaps a requiem

A quiet goodbye
for people who still need hope

A use for the box of old letters
found in the projection room

to hold the scene together—

the state’s fourth largest lake
can’t carry it all on its own

(3 April 2021 – posted April 4th)

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