As I was in the middle of typing up the Wednesday Poetry Prompt yesterday, my Internet service went down. Apparently, some construction crew cut through a cable that disabled all their operations in Georgia. Anyway, I finally got my service around 9:15 this morning. So, here is the prompt I wrote yesterday.
This’ll be the last of the Wednesday Poetry Prompts until December, because we’ll have a PAD (poem-a-day) Challenge through the month of November. I’m excited to kick off the challenge on Saturday and hope that if you usually come here once a week for inspiration that you’ll visit more frequently in November–and, of course, write some poems!
Today’s prompt is to write a good-bye or farewell poem. Write about leaving for a business trip, vacation, or even a trip to the grocery. Write about where you’re leaving or where you’re headed. Write it in 1st person, 3rd person–or even 2nd person.
Here’s my attempt for the day:
“Until we meet again”
He shrugs when she asks him, Are you
coming back? She should know by now
that he won’t share his plans, he thinks,
but she still persists. Will you miss
me? Will you call? Do you even
think about me at all? She balls
her fists and lays her face against
his chest until he pries her loose.
Then he kisses her and walks out
of the house without saying what
she wants to hear, but on lonely
nights, she will imagine he did.