.NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 15.

April 16, 2015

I thoroughly enjoy reading the works of Jason C. Segarra, and his wife Janelle. Their work is erudite, passionate and skillful. For the serious poetry and essay reader, I highly recommend both of these fine writers.

.i am, therefore, i think.

We are officially at the halfway mark of NaPoWriMo and although it’s been a great commitment (writing daily, which I don’t (can’t) normally do), I’m starting to feel the weariness of writing so much daily. Today’s prompts are to title your poem with an adjective and a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of itself from Writer’s Digest and NaPoWriMo, respectively. I veered off a little on the NaPoWriMo prompt (it is optional, after all) and went with questions and pleas to the poem, instead:


why do you evade me so?
you, gleam of a hand on the shoulder,
then…nothing. why do you do this to me,
with your orphaned intimacies?
in a crowd, i feel a gust at my neck without intention,
or so you say. for as close as you are,
i do not know the breath of
your verse, nor the taste of your…

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