Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OctPoWriMo #18: Those Thoughts of Hers




Those thoughts of hers,
her face like all the others
with their grief,
one dream
woke her
weightless
and crumpled.

There were teeth,
a real preacher speaking
stubborn as ever,
sort of laughing,
tired of having her around.


Poet's Note:  The 18th prompt asked for Found Poetry.  And, in particular, one page from one book.  I took page 139 of Marilynne Robinson's Lila.  It's the page I happened to be on in the novel and I love her writing.  Still, I was surprised how easy it was and how fun to pluck bits and pieces to make a poem.

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