alycewilson (alycewilson) wrote,

NaPoWriMo 2: Quarantine Dreams

For National Poetry Writing Month, I'm attempting to write one poem a day in April. Once more, I'm writing from the prompt on my literary magazine, Wild Violet: Dream poems.


A punk sock puppet I made a few years ago.

Quarantine Dreams

Everyone spoke through puppets.
Our hands cotton gloved,
we learned to gaze only
at puppet faces and opened
doors awkwardly with our
puppet mouths.

Then, we built sky-high
cities from plastic blocks. Even
our clouds transformed,
pixelated and square. Our world
rose, azure and white, far
from putrid ground.

At last, I climbed a cartoon
chart, numbers
bumping up a rock path.
Up there, I knew,
I'd finally find --
what was it? Calm,
I think? Or just
a clear, cool view.
Tags: dreams, napowrimo, poetry

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