Wow! I made it back home just in time to share today's prompt. For those of you who don't follow me on Facebook, I participated in a panel yesterday in Austin from 1-3 p.m., and immediately after it was finished, I jumped in my car and made for Duluth, Georgia. And I literally walked in the door, turned on my computer, and here we are.
I'll share a wrap up on the Austin International Poetry Festival later this week, and I've got a lot of cool stuff to share the rest of this month as well (including guest posts, poet interviews, and more). Oh yeah, and we still have these daily prompts. ;)
For today's prompt, take the phrase "Maybe (blank);" replace the blank with a word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write the poem. Some example titles might be: "Maybe I should've read the instructions first," "Maybe I was wrong," "Maybe the world is flat," or whatever else y'all can muster. I admit that my brain is a little exhausted.
Regardless, here's my attempt:
"Maybe next time"
I'll make it a two-day trip and get
a hotel room in Shreveport, which wasn't
what I expected. Instead of some
Cajun interpretation of Dayton,
Ohio, I found myself driving through
a mini-Mark Twain Vegas--complete
with riverboats and bright-lit casinos.
I'm not saying I'd want to gamble, just
that there's nothing much in Mississippi.
I do apologize to anyone from Mississippi. The people there were nice when I stopped, but it made for lonely driving on I-20 last night/this very early morning.
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I want to thank Tammy for helping me with the blog while I was out of town and for being so supportive of everything I do in general. Believe me, these challenges would never be successful without her help during the month.
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