Middle of the Street

Written for:  November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge - Day 9

"For today's prompt, take the phrase "(blank) of the (blank)," replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: "Middle of the Night," "Leader of the Pack," "Top of the Class," and/or "Meme of the Day."


Trouble with her legs, cautioned Mildred to be extra careful
when stepping on or off curbs or crossing the street.  Her family
was concerned, but Mildred was determined to live her life,
as fully as she was able.

Meeting a friend to see a film, Mildred locked her front door,
double checked it, and slowly walked to the corner.  Red light.
She waited.  When the light flashed green, Mildred looked both
ways and began to cross.  Bang!  An intoxicated driver in a 
black SUV ran the red light, plowing into Mildred head-on.
People screamed.  Police arrived.  Mildred was already gone.

     baby bee hovers
     over fragrant flowers
     human swats bee to ground

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2022-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-9

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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