Written for:  Miz Quickly – November Nudge #17
‘Think of things that won’t erase, won’t go away, can’t be destroyed.
These can be personal–perhaps memories that will outlast the destruction of their settings; or some act of good or wrong that never stops affecting your life; or something physical, but non-living, something that literally can not be killed.
You can go big, too. Mythic, cosmologic, religious. What will outlast you? What will humanity be unable to do in?
Your poem can be a list or catalog, but it can also be a letter or a song. Shape it in the way that suits you, but try to find at least three things.
What can’t be killed?’

Say you’re looking
for things that last.
Try time. Even if you
cannot see it, or you break
all the clocks in the house,
time continues.

Take love. You fall in,
you fall out, yet capacity
for love exists.

They say, “curiosity killed
the cat.” Even it that were
true, he has another eight
lives. In your own life,
nothing can stop your mind
from being curious.

These are things that last,
even if intangible.

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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