Today’s National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) prompt is: Write a poem using/doing all of the “Twenty Little Poetry Projects.” This was a good creative challenge! I came very close to not doing this today, but alas here is my poem.
Doubt is an avalanche,
burying you in mountains,
cracking cold, sweating sorrow,
like that time Dwight proposed in Yellowstone.
Doubt is tomorrow,
or maybe nothing at all, like the trees, in the fall, without their leaves,
Can you binge me?
Or does watching TV too close make you go blind—
Just give it time,
to show the slow signs of life,
like the cheetah gently after prey,
I’ll take your life away,
Dee, they’ll say, shaking heads.
I’m going to let you down,
A deniable truth, no excuse,
you will forget to remember me,
whispers the door,
just as the snow piles on more.