Sunday, April 5, 2020

Can’t Follow the Sense

He said, “Follow 
the clues,” but
I have no clue
what that means.
How can I see
through the slats
in that rickety
bridge to play
games, decode
riddles, & dig
through old slides
to figure
out names?
You hid them so well,
& now how in the hell-
               o, am I to say goodbye?
Why do you want me
to figure out
who you were after
               you’ve died?

[Author's note: I wrote this from the perspective of a character in one of my novels-in-progress.]

Photo of rainbow by Alexander Chechetkin from FreeImages
You've Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Follow (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Follow the Leader,” “Follow Me on Twitter,” “Follow Your Heart,” and/or “Follow the Light.” So many things to follow or not.

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