Nudging May

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2, Prompt #246 – “The Force of Cinco de Mayo”

“But today is Cinco de Mayo. May 5th. The day after “Star Wars” Day (May the Fourth Be With You). Your charge is simple.

Choose one of try them all:

Write a “May” poem.

It could be about the month of May, or about seeking permission for something.

Write a “Five” poem.

Using the number five as your nudge, write that poem.

Write a “Star Wars” poem.

Now I don’t necessarily mean the books or movies. We’re thinking more in terms of “space.” Or of something “long ago” or “far, far away.” You could even think of the past (or future) of something.”

May I say, May, you are
quite a disappointment
so far. While I think
of Cinco De Mayo,
mojitos, ribbons around
a maypole, and a garden
filled with Spring buds,
you are off conspiring
with Fall, refusing
to step into the light,
stop your showers,
boost your temperature.
Was it something I said?

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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