NaPoWriMo: day 2

Hawthorne St

The uneven sidewalk is stained
yellow-gray with pollen.
It’s a record year for it,
the newscasters tell us.
The pines must be proud.

The last cherry blossoms were washed
away last night; the dogwoods now are king.
They nod their thorny heads as I pass.

Someone is doing laundry, the artificial
dryer smell humid and warm.
It smells nothing like rain.

If the sky was any brighter
blue, it would ignite.

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5 responses to “NaPoWriMo: day 2

  1. I saw this on PFFA and like the last two lines very much. If I weren’t so busy with NaPo myself, I’d give you a crit! 🙂

    Good work! And good luck!

  2. I am going to try and use your line-it may be late on Thursday-depends how fast I can write tonight.

  3. Hey there,
    Thought I’d let you know that I’ve used your prompt on a poem I wrote for Poetry Thursday.

    Here’s the link:
    http://truefalseidentity.blogspot.com/2007/04/out-here.html
    Thanks for the inspiration, nice site you have here.

  4. This is a lovely poem, very atmospheric

  5. “If the sky were any brighter blue it would ignite”. . . I could never figure out how to describe it, you did! Enjoyed this tour on Hawthorne Street.

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