I Am Five

This is my first memory

 
snow
snow drifts high and deep against front door
 
bound
bound legs and arms in snow suit too small, too tight
 
socks
socks wet and cold, snow spilling into galoshes
 
bees
black and yellow, bright and still against the snow
 
silence
Notes: 

ReadWritePoem Prompt: Day 28

Take a moment to remember a breakthrough moment in your life or a “freeze-frame” moment from long, long ago. An “a-ha” or an “epiphany” moment or a moment that has a story yet to tell. Let’s prepare to write a poem using our intuition intentionally today. Write this prompt on your page: “When I remember my “a-ha moment” from my past, I understand the place I am meant to go with my words and poetry today is … ” Restate the prompt as you free-write and don’t write a poem yet. Instead, go about your business of the day purposefully not writing a poem. Notice surprising turns of phrases you hear. Listen to people who say things to you that seem especially surprising, lyrics to songs. Eavesdrop intentionally. Wait for at least 2 hours and then write your poem from the words your intuition and your free-writing gave you.