Scaling Down

Written for:  Quickly – “Lose Yourself”

Think about the most interesting thing you did last week. Something active, if it’s no more than going shopping. (hey, it might have been a slow week.)

Write about what you did, saw, etc—but using ONLY the third person plural. As in: “They Went to Walgreens for a Walking Cane”.

Tinker around with it, see how it works. You can start confabulating about halfway through if that appeals to your sense of what should be. If it doesn’t work well with “they,” you might try “you” or “he,” but go for the choice that gives you the more interesting result.

Let yourself go

They purged each room, ridding
it of things not used
over eight years of living
in Portland. They found
a lump of coal from a Christmas
many years ago. Gave their old
knock hockey set to children
of neighbors, not seeing an easy
way to get down on the floor
and play it again . . . or
just to get down on the floor
and sit. Poured over realty
listings for a house
back in New York.
New adventure.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Scaling Down

  1. Kathleen says:

    Really?? Come visit us first!!


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