That Place



Day Five


That Place.jpg


That place just past
our house and down
the block, where sidewalk
bends and curves
and disappears behind
a stand of trees,
that place my heartbeat
joins call of crow
and fox’s chase, a tree –
mother rooted to us all.
That place I breathe in me
and know that you are there.


Author’s Note:

Prompt from NaPoWriMo:

“Last but not least, here is our prompt for Day Five (as always, the prompt is optional). In honor of Mary Oliver’s work, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that is based in the natural world: it could be about a particular plant, animal, or a particular landscape. But it should be about a slice of the natural world that you have personally experienced and optimally, one that you have experienced often. Try to incorporate specific details while also stating why you find the chosen place or plant/animal meaningful.”

Well, some days are better than others. 🙂

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