April is National Poetry Writing Month! The challenge is to write a poem every day of the month. I’m using prompts from Writer’s Digest, NaPoWriMo and Kelli Russell Agodon’s list. Occasionally, I may use my own prompt ideas as well.
Write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles, twins, duality, pairs, or some other expression of twos.
Three minutes in
to the sixth hour, ante-meridiem
the phone woke me, ringing
and eighty-seven days
into my eighteenth year
time cracked into before and after
when I heard:
“Kirk, please come get me.
Thomas is dead.”
Alert and dazed, I dressed and drove
both in haste
both in darkness
both in silence, knowing
that I would be expected, upon arrival
to be twice the man I had yet become.