Written for: Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 26
“For today’s prompt, write an ambitious poem. Maybe that means trying to write a poem in a complicated poetic form (sestina anyone?). Or maybe it means your poem is about your own ambitions or the ambitions of another. And remember: Ambition is relative; some of the smallest things to some people, like public speaking or going to the grocery store, are ambitious to others.”
How quickly you and I became “we”
on that shining day. From afar I spied you squatting
over something near ocean’s hem. I had to see. Upon
reaching you, I found it was a piece of driftwood. The
tides had washed it up on a muddy stretch of beach.
Bleached in sun to bone white, I knew that shape could be a work of
art–sprouting in all directions like legs of octopus. That day, we found love.
*(This title was taken from, These Are My Rivers~Lawrence Ferlinghetti)