It Took

forty yearsThe Open Road

thirty-six moves

four states

two coasts

one plain

eighteen roommates

four dogs

one cat

three children

two husbands

six others

this husband

love

2, 913 miles

to find my

home

 

Notes: 

This is a Poetic Asides prompt: For today's prompt, write a "what got you here" poem. For instance, write a poem about a mode of transportation like your car, bike, horse, etc. Or write a poem about what "got you here" as a human being or writer (like what got you started writing, perhaps). Or write a poem about what brought you to this blog. Or whatever other interpretation you might have. The road photo came from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/ and the Portland photo is one of mine.

Comments

Love this poem, and . . .

Thanks for the Poetic Asides prompt tip. I used to write a lot of poetry, took several good workshops, but the well ran dry a few years ago and it's been a looooong time since I even thought of writing one. But that's one thing I loved about the workshops (a shout-out to Gotham, http://write.org, they're the best!) was the creative writing prompts for both in-class exercises and homework. Perhaps this—and the rise of spring—will get those juices flowing again.

Hope all is well with you and yours. Please say hi to Roger for me.

Love the poem! I look

Love the poem! I look forward to the rest of the month. Love ya sis.

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