Sunday, April 15, 2012

NaPoWriMo, Day 15

Today’s prompt at Poetic Asides, use the following five words in your poem: slash, button, mask, strap, and balloon. Use them in any order. Here's mine...





Sunday at the farmer's market and after


The day took off its mask by noon and
soon a slash of light beat down,
covered us in the warmth that its
name conveyed. We walked through rows
of people's used wares, typewriters
with taped up cords, a pair of pants
without a button, watched children 
walking with custard cones and balloons,
ate a cheesesteak pretzel and apple 
cider donuts. Both of us, unprepared for
the gray's lift. Later, your shirt strap
moved and revealed white around the pink
on your shoulder. We rubbed aloe into our
skin, felt the cool relief and collapsed
into the comfort of the sofa for the evening.



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