For today’s prompt, write a discovery poem. That is, write a poem in which you (or your narrator or a character in your poem) discover something. Maybe it’s a box of kittens or a freshly baked pie or something more abstract. Whatever it is, I can’t wait to see what everyone will discover together this week.
Here’s my attempt at a discovery poem:
“Always the Same Thing”
Once again, we arrive at the park
just before dark, and the kids are
ready to burn energy on the play
ground until Tammy and I say
it’s time to walk around the paths
which causes exasperated gasps
because “it’s always the same thing,
just a lot of walking and talking”
and that’s true, but we start to walk
anyway and see a squirrel knock
nuts from a tree (nothing new, see)
and some rabbits (the same three)
but on the final hill we spot a dragon
shaped cloud covered in fire from
the setting sun and everyone feels
our walk was a super good deal.
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