I attended a workshop for my writers’ group this past Saturday. Our first exercise was to write a poem. We had just about 15 minutes to come up with something and write. One of the things the author taught us was to follow the rules of the type of poem we were writing. I had two problems: I don’t know the rules; and I don’t always follow the rules that I do know – especially in writing. I thought I would share what I wrote. Critiques are welcome.
4 digit code,
8 by 8 cubicle,
10 oz styrofoam cup,
contents at 180 degrees.
He sits and stares past a pile of papers on his desk, to a yellowing map of the U.S. Interstate system. Points of interest marked with Post-It Notes.
I liked it Saturday and I still do! I love the “transient-ness” of the times/numbers ticking off and the impermanence of the post-its…
Thank you, Kathy.
I like it! Enjoyed meeting you and visiting with you at the conference. It was a fun day!
Thank you, Jess! It was a pleasure meeting you, and it was a wonderful day all around. Thank you for reading my blog, and for your affirming feedback.