Monday, April 5, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day #5

Today's prompt is to make your poetry personal--giving it a personality and even a name. I had trouble with the naming part, but decided to go with a poem of address.

Here's my attempt:


You grow inside the cherry blossoms,
droop down from the blueberry bushes.
You squirm in the dirt,
wrestle with the roses.
You flip-flop down with the helicopter seeds,
flirting with the bees.

You keep me awake at night,
running your words
through my head,
pestering me til
I scrawl them down
in the dark,
hoping I can decipher them
in the morning

when you dangle like dew
from the spider's web.

by Marcie Flinchum Atkins
April 5, 2010


flaubert said...

I like what you did here and I think there are many of us who can relate.

M.F. Atkins said...

Thank you for stopping by!