alycewilson (alycewilson) wrote,

NaPoWriMo 9: Quarantine (A Definition Poem)

For day nine of National Poetry Writing Month, I wrote a definition poem, based on the prompt I shared at Wild Violet: NAPOWRIMO 2020 - Prompt 9.


View from my sliding door: two rounded trimmed bushes, mowed yellow-green lawn


Cocoon where body and mind blur
in isolated warmth. Vague light
ellipses from day to night and back --
recurring dream existence. Inside,
we discover how little we need
of gasoline, how much
we need touch. Marshmallow
pliable, the days stretch,
filled with dull tasks
or prolonged meditation.
A transformative sleep
from which, renewed and supple,
we will emerge.

- April 9, 2020
Tags: napowrimo, napowrimo 2020, plague diaries, poetry

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