I wonder when it is that you wake —
and ponder what it is that keeps you up.
I am Rod Stewart’s Maggie,
lying — asleep, beside you. I
will while away nights — I think
— until I stir and meet your eyes. I
think you’re used to this — you’ve got
a rapport with 4:00 a.m. Something
I wish I knew, and don’t envy you — to
eat the night as I drink death’s sleep. You say
you’ll sleep when you’re dead. I’d like to
think I’d like the solitude. I could share with you.
golden shovel – Take a line (or lines) from a poem you like. Use each word as an end word in your poem. Keep the end words in order. Credit the original poet, ie. “-after (poet)”.
POEM A DAY NOVEMBER 2015 – PROMPT:
For today’s prompt, it’s time for another Two-for-Tuesday prompt.
Here are your options:
- Take the phrase “Ode to a (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
- Take the phrase “(blank) is for the Birds,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
For more information, check out–http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-17.