Written for: Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge - Day 21
"For today’s prompt, take the phrase "Tell (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles could include: "Tell the Truth," "Tell a Lie," and/or even "Tell Me Something Good for a Change." Of course, I'll also accept titles like "Teleprompter" or "Telephone."
when he's gone.
I need to breathe,
awake to morning
no longer in mourning
for country's loss of respect.
Please let me know when smoky sky
clears, and fire has been extinguished.