this is me

NovPAD Day 1 (Beginning & End Poems) + Miz Quickly (Introduce yourself)

beginning

I touch them
those crisp little suns 
paper daisies waving

and think 
that’s who I want to be
bright and certain

intractable as the frogs
planning world domination
from ditches full of trickling

me

in the spring
the jonquil appears
a hidden bulb


ending

he tells me
old people think of death
“I’m one of them”
he says

I regard the door he’s shut
its certain grain

through the keyhole
I hear that whistle
like the crying of lost winds

and yet I know 
fear sprung from any pain

shapeless and blinding
as cataracts

Written for Miz Quickly and the Writers Digest PAD

11 thoughts on “this is me

  1. Just adore this. I love the ending most. But the quiet interlude of “me” says so much too. Sort of a shy bravery.

    “through the keyhole
    I hear that whistle
    like the crying of lost winds” – this stanza is simply wonderful.

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