Day: 2011/06/29

The Beginning of Each End…and Back Again

THE BEGINNING OF EACH END…AND BACK AGAIN

sun is setting
its last rays shining
over my left shoulder

cross-legged I sit
atop a field of blue, yellow and green flowers
soft balls of fur on either side

it is not pen and paper, I use
just my laptop
sleek in its silver shininess

the only sound
my computer as it whirs
my cats as they purr

so often
it is through tears I type
water on the nightstand, a must

this is where I start
each night, the same
right here, write now

it’s the ending
that is always
different

each poem
a collection of words
transporting me somewhere new

sometimes
the path stays close
encircling my thoughts, my life

other times
I find myself wordling my way
into stories that once upon a time did not exist

each “write now”
expands my horizon
forever influencing my “right here”

sun is setting
its last rays shining
over my left shoulder

2011-06-28
P. Wanken

This poem began as a “write here, now” poem for part one of a prompt offered by We Write Poems prompt #59, provided by Pamela Sayers. The following week (prompt #60) asked us to venture out a bit further — to go beyond the “write here”. I extended my original poem (describing where I write) to reflect a bit of where I go with my words.