NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 27: The next day, two years later (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to write a ‘looking back’ poem. Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a hay(na)ku. My poem inadvertently combines the two. Morning Wake up Cup of coffee Whisper your name in your ear Remembering You’re gone Two years now (27 April 2015)

On your birthday (a poem)

A few weeks ago, I learned that a friend of mine died of cancer last September. Today would have been her 52nd birthday. It’s strange knowing you’re not around to celebrate this time We were born a day apart but I always felt we celebrated together our places on this shared journey our occasionally intersecting [...]

Somewhere faraway (a poem)

Yesterday morning, I arrived early for an appointment. For my in-car listening that morning, I had chosen a mixtape I made in 1987 (the CD player in my car stopped working back in February). One of the songs on the tape, included as an instrumental interlude, was ‘Somewhere Faraway’, from Melon’s 1987 album Deep Cut. (Club-goers may [...]