Staying in Bed

Written for:  Poetic Asides #638

"Write a delayed poem."


Do we delay
meeting the day
on purpose?  Is 
it laziness, angst,
or craziness
that keeps us
in bed a little
too long?  Does
work loom like a
witch on a black
cloud?  Is there an
unpleasant situation 
you must face?
Perhaps you will escape
but for how long?
Delays we orchestrate
on our own, create
growing anxiety.

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/wednesday-poetry-prompts-638

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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