2016 Poem a Day Challenge #17

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.

Today’s Prompt:

Write a poem of what goes unsaid.


We wore the mosquito summer skies like garments,
gloried sunset colors grading to blue.
Entangled on the tier below the willow tree,
candle wax in pools kept the time
until sometimes the sun came up on our dreaming
and shrugging at the momentary night
we made wishes before we left,
forming other forevers, lying there,
and above, the willow wept.


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