The March wind comes
and like white raindrops
pear blossoms launch 
into its river, buoyed 
in the current, drifting 
into puddles at my feet.
I harbor them in pockets
these promissory notes
that hint of summer
and golden sweetness
beneath my tongue.


Prompt #2 of the April 2014 Writer’s Digest Poem-A-Day Challenge

“For today’s prompt, write a voyage poem. In my case, we’ll be driving along the Gulf of Mexico, but a voyage can happen in a variety of ways–even on foot, or psychologically. Heck, the process of writing a poem is a sort of voyage all its own. Happy poeming!”

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