NaPoWriMo – Day 8 (Alter-Ego)

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is: Write in your alter-ego’s voice.

I peer at old photographs,

with a magnifying glass,

I visit old locations, review conversations,

read between the lines, note pivotal times,

I jot down aberrations, motivations and accusations,

list suspects and personal effects,

I wonder what ifs, revisit past tiffs,

pull up the archives of my own mind,

I watch others go on with their lives,

talk to experts who testify,

I sort through the lies.

I question so much,

but it’s not enough, it’s not enough,

as I spread out all my clues,

I still don’t know where I disappeared to.

NaPoWriMo – Day 8 (Mysterious)

Today’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) is: Write a poem in which mysterious and magical things occur. Your poem could take the form of a spell, for example, or simply describe an event that can’t be understood literally.

This poem is inspired by stories about a haunted house in my hometown.

Broken toys,
litter the floor.
A young voice,
asks for his green dinosaur,
and a child’s pale face peeks through the door,
just like the night before.
Giggling, whispered conversations are overheard in the halls,
and brown crayon drawings cover the walls.
And yet, no child lives here at all.