Our National Poetry Month challenge continues…don’t forget to check out Carol’s poems too!
This week, I tried to be more descriptive. Description is my personal writing “unicorn”, if you will. I’m not good at it for several reasons I’ll discuss once I figure out how to do so, but in the meantime, I’m working on it. These are definitely more descriptive, but some of them are still pretty rough around the edges. Not too bad though, methinks…
Saturday, 4/8: Spring Fever (also featured on the BSB blog – a prompt story)
Thick strappy leaves wave merrily
propelled by warm fuzzy bodies
under bright spring sunshine.
Happy tails move this way and that
sending the occasional loose petal
flying free of its cup-like structure.
Red and yellow dominate the field.
A pleasant breeze ruffles ear-fur and
delights busy noses that sniff and seek.
Is there anything happier than soft
wigglebutts and bright fresh blossoms
on a warm spring day?
Sunday, 4/9: Bookkeeping (because…taxes)
What have I done?
Slacked off here, left off there,
Need to fix this,
but there’s so much to do.
Just want to chuck it all.
Promises, every year,
to do better than the last.
Maybe next year.
Monday, 4/10: Morning Noise
It’s so loud —
the six am meeting of the
finely feathered & famished.
Like old friends,
they greet each other with
soulful salutations & song.
The sun rises
and the joyous treetop choir
summons the sleeping to stir.
But…it’s so loud!
Tuesday, 4/11: Lost It
I don’t know where or how or when,
but it was here, and now it’s not.
I can’t believe I lost it.
At home, at work, the car, the bed,
it simply vanished, so it seems.
I don’t know what to do.
It was so lovely, useful, perfect.
Not sure what I’ll do without it.
But I must move on.
It will be shiny, new, and updated.
This one as perfect as the last.
Maybe even better.
Wednesday 4/12: The Dentist (because…fillings)
It starts with a “pinch”
to numb out the pain.
A brief, quiet wait
until no feeling remains.
The man in white comes
blue mask and gloves donned.
I try to relax,
put my best game-face on.
The drill starts to whine,
burnt enamel fills my nose,
my fingers clench tight,
water & suction whoosh through a hose.
Above me four eyes,
quarters are tight,
gloved fingers, small tools
and that big too-bright light.
My tongue tries to hide
from the chemical tastes,
and the bite of a tool
weilded in haste.
All eventually ends
and my head spins to adjust
when they tip the chair upright
and wipe off the dust.
A necessary evil
this nightmare routine
but it happens less often
with good dental hygiene!
Thursday, 4/13: Daydreams
A wisp of wind swirls through newly born leaves,
green grass swishes softly in a warm summer breeze.
Air fresh and sweet caresses her skin,
she closes her eyes as the daydreams begin.
The hammock sways gently ‘tween two big birch trees,
the afternoon’s quiet save the low hum of bees.
Restless, she shifts, dreams of her paramour.
Does he dream of her too, the one she longs for?
Her heartbeat is loud, her adrenaline flows,
the mere thought of his touch makes her tingle and glow.
It’s all in her head, a fairy-tale ode,
another time, another life, another untaken road.
She opens her eyes, watches shadows diffuse,
waits for the stars to wish for her muse.
Friday, 4/14: A Bad Day
The alarm was off and so was I,
that long and fateful day.
It’s been awhile, so I can scoff,
but things were really gray.
Late to wake and late to work,
nary a sunshiny ray.
A server was down, tempers were up,
and many a nerve set to fray.
Car broke down and dog got sick,
the money drained away.
Dinner was burnt, rain came down,
and left no chance to play.
TV was awful and so was the news,
all touting political sway.
Too fried to write, to tired to read,
but sleep was respite from the grey.
Thanks for reading…feel free to share your own poems below. And stop back next Saturday for another week’s worth of poetry!