2016 Poem a Day Challenge #21

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 in which something is lost and then regained.

The Confidence Game

Gone, gone
my patience for waiting
for a muse to amuse me
with word tricks and shifting
planes of the mind, as if
I were not capable
on my own
of gathering being and time
to the point of my pencil
etching memories in lines
grey and dusted, fine. Fine.
I see we are waiting,
playing the game
to see who runs or stays.


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