Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Opposites of Love - a Poem for Day Three of PAD

Well, darn. It's six minutes until tomorrow, so I'm posting a poem that isn't quite finished. 

Here is the prompt for today (day three):

I’ve found over the years that most people who can make it through three days have the stamina to keep poeming for 30. So let’s get through this together!

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) of Love,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: “Water Bottle of Love,” “Smart Phone of Love,” “Toothbrush of Love,” “Tweet of Love,” or any number of blanks of love. I actually kind of love this prompt and am surprised I’ve never done it before.

Photo by Linda G. Hatton
He Wanted to Sit While She Wanted to Stand

Opposites of Love
There was something exhilarating about
the bold contrast of his three six-foot over-
coats so perfectly arranged, to my thirty-six under-
garments in great disarray.

I craved the ideal mate to love
me until death became fate, but her devotion
smothered me like a lumpy pillow
held against my snoring face. 


1 comment:

  1. Whew. That last stanza is a killer. Right in the gut. Well done, Linda.