Note: NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge officially ended April 30th but I was ill for almost 2 weeks and was not feeling creative. I saved the prompts and will be posting my poems simply because I like to finish what I start 🙂 (If you still read them, I’m most appreciative!)
Today’s prompt: “…write a “mix-and-match” poem in which you mingle fancy vocabulary with distinctly un-fancy words…hopefully you’ll end up with a poem that makes the everyday seem poetic, and which keeps your poetic language grounded.”
The day broke fresh and new.
The sun was like the prettiest dandelion
its rays scattered across the land like
petals on the wind.
The breeze was cool and enveloping
like cool, clean sheets on feverish skin.
As I made a pot of coffee to start my day
I stared at the grounds, the stained glass pot
and contemplated the dirty dishes.
I turned away from cereal-crusted bowls
to the dark, life-giving fuel in my cup.
I walked out into the sunshine
closing the door on the untidy kitchen
and focused on the beautiful day ahead.
I avoided fresh dog pudding on the sidewalk,
put my aviators on and smiled into the
© Chattinatti 2016