What better way to jumpstart the blog than by jumping into the Poem-a-Day Challenge. I had debated whether I would do the challenge because I didn’t think I would be able to sustain 30 days of poetry writing. But that’s how I always feel on March 31st, and by April 30th, I’m glad I have a pile of new work to sift through.
As in the past, I will post the prompt and a few lines from each poem from the past week. Here’s today’s poem:
Day 1 Prompt: Reminiscing
Your dear old friends share their new
scars and hopes and you will leave unsure
how either will turn out. A part of you
will want to keep everything in its old place
but that’s like trying to hold back a river
with your weak hand. You can go home again.
You can’t stop home or yourself from changing.
I will post more excerpts next week!