Apr 27, 2009

Poem #26 and #27, PAD Challenge 2009

Prompt #26 is to write a poem about miscommunication or involving a miscommunication.


She holds up her index finger
of her left hand, while holding her cell in the right.
He places one box of Kleenex in the cart.
The round the corner, canned food
lines the shelves. Her husband taps
she waves three fingers, absently.
He places the canned sardines in the cart.
At the checkout, he places the items
on the conveyor, watching them flow into bags.

Prompt #27
is to write a poem of longing.


Bag slung over shoulder,
plopped onto wooden chair.
I drag the laptop out, place it on the table.
Flipped open, blank space,
blinking cursor waiting,
waving, staring at me.
My fingers tap the keys,
the table, my thigh.
Run up and down the side of my leg,
waiting for words to flow
free from my brain through nerves
into my fingertips tapped out on square keys.
When words fill the page
My mind is afire, passionate,
eager to type the next phrase and see the new world.
Creation dripping like espresso into my mug.

What did you write today?

For more information about the challenge, go here.

*** Giveaway Reminders***

Don't forget to enter the Keeper of Light and Dust giveaway, here and here. Deadline is April 28 at 11:59 PM EST.

There's a giveaway for 5 copies of Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch, here; deadline is April 29, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.

A giveaway of The Mechanics of Falling by Catherine Brady, here; Deadline is May 1 11:59 PM EST

5 Joanna Scott, author of Follow Me, books giveaway, here; Deadline May 4, 11:59 PM EST.


Anna said...

I love the last line of the coffeeshop poem. Only a couple more days left to this challenge. You must be excited!

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I liked that line too. LOL I am excited 3 days to go!

Ladytink_534 said...

Like both of these! I really hate it when hubby is on the phone while we're grocery shopping. No matter who he's talking to he gets completely focused and I could put a hula hoop in the buggy and he wouldn't notice!

Coffeeshop is very good too :)

Serena said...

Ladytink: I completely agree how annoying that is. Thanks for checking out the poems.

Nicole said...

The first poem really made me smile as I could picture the scene so well.

My favoirte line in Coffeshop was the last one. Very Good!

Serena said...

Nicole: Thanks for checking these out. I have to catch up again tonight, but I have to write in form and I hate that...so we'll see how it goes.