Physical Fun Times

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 21
“For today’s prompt, write a travel poem. There are so many ways a person can travel–by train, plane, automobile; by horse, roller skates, rickshaw; by trolley, hot air balloon, on foot. And the journey is one part of travel, but there’s also the landscapes, cultures, and anxiety. So many places to go–physically and poetically.”

Vaccines in childhood
Hit with Scarlet Fever
Mumps were funny bumps
Chicken Pox–itchy

Hit with scarlet fever
Alcohol bath with sponge
Chicken Pox–itchy
Anxiety attacks in teens

Alcohol bath with sponge
What would hit me next?
Anxiety attacks in teens
Claustrophobia is still with me.

What would hit me next?
Wretched fear of darkness
I have candles everywhere
Claustrophobia is still with me.

Wretched fear of darkness
Am prepared for blackouts
Claustrophobia is still with me.
thought it would pass with age.

Am prepared for blackouts
Mumps were funny bumps
Thought it would pass with age
Vaccines in childhood

2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 21

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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