poem a day, day 8.

napowrimo #8: unusual love connections Valentine’s Day is long past, says Read Write Poem member Jill Crammond Wickham, but we poets must keep up our reputation as the world’s foremost experts on writing about love!

Today, think of your current love, your current obsession or the one who got away. Now come up with five or more unusual metaphors for the object of your affection/obsession: wool scarf, cough drop, puddle, half-empty bottle of red wine… Choose your favorite of the bunch and write a poem celebrating (or trashing) your love.


writing this one about autumn.

you are the cool evening, the explosion of color in the sky as the sun's rays are blushing before sinking to sleep. you are the first trills and tremelos of a beautiful song playing after stuffy, paper-pushing silence. you are the deep breath at the crooked edge of this cliff, the hiccup in hesitation, the push of courage. you are picking my summer scabs, you are smoothing my summer creases, you are clearing my summer congestion, you are saying it's ok to step forward.