You (I will sit with myself)

Do you still indulge your memories
explore thoughts twisting in the breeze
follow their leads, unravel the knots
allow yourself to dream
those old dreams of revolution?
They are hidden now
tucked between basement dust
and damp walls;
let me sift them from
the words you once wrote,
we’ll pretend the ink’s still wet
and read them till the dawn breaks
again over the crumbling city.


Inspired by a poem that was part of but not the actual prompt from NaPoWriMo day 11, James Wright’s Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota. What a title!

9 thoughts on “You (I will sit with myself)

  1. Yes, this is fabulous. Why don’t you post something for us every day of the year? 😉
    Especially those last three lines are full of so much more…the lid on a tightly held box.
    (p.s. Isn’t it fun that the Global poetry month is GloPo?)

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