Day 27: My neighbor’s music

Prompt: Write a review   If neighbors were oysters, this one takes the pearl. A stupendous neighbor! A great worrying. If you’re looking for someone to give you early gray hairs and a cigarette-dotted back yard, Look no further! Take my wonderful neighbor. This one will keep you up all night with their loud music! […]

Day 8: Achoo

Prompt: A line by Sylvia Plath: Barely daring to breathe or Achoo,   A cautious dawn today. A cold one, a winter morning. Sunny April. A crisp day, one to shake off sleep. In 20 minutes I was ready and out the door, Barely daring to breathe or Achoo. My mother sits at home sewing […]

Day 3: Open a window

Prompt: Similar-sounding word bank A belated April Fools’ Day — didn’t mean to prank anyone, but it isn’t really a prank if forewarned — see if you can find the joke in this poem. It’s stuck in my head and begging to be let out for a while now, meaning, it’s always known I was […]

Day 2: Under the Eaves

Prompt: Sense of place   daffodils grow quietly under knowing eaves, predictable like teachers and staff. see them greet empty sidewalks, silent brick walls, carless streets, neighbors with drawn curtains. for once they ripen healthy, glowing like perfect stars, vibrant petals without small hands learning softness, palms curious to yellowness, fingers pliant to peace six […]