We Squat Upon The Beach of Love*

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)

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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