NaPoWriMo #17

napowrimo2009_11 Prompts from ReadWritePoem for National Poetry Month.  Today the prompt is about missing someone or something or maybe about someone or something missing…

You know how it is

You’re driving along

Maybe worrying in traffic

Or leaving the city

For the weekend

Or just around the corner

From your house.

Could be a high-top

A leather sandal

A wing-tip

A strappy red

Heel or even

One of those

Chunky work

Boots but most

Often it’s a sneaker.

One sneaker in the road

Or in the gutter.


Filed under NaPoWriMo2009, Poetry

8 responses to “NaPoWriMo #17

  1. Liz

    It reminds me of Hemingway’s short short about the baby shoes. The picture of one shoe is very haunting.

  2. Oh, me too.

    How about when you see the other one, a few more miles down the road…

  3. Vasilly

    Gavin, you are doing great. I don’t have the courage to write a poem a day and post it. Your poems are thought-provoking.

  4. I definitely know how it feels to see a sneaker on the side of the road and wonder if someone’s missing. It’s especially heartbreaking when its a child’s sneaker. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Confession to make, Gavin. I have been lurking here lately, and enjoying every word you have written especially today’s unexpected shoes. If I just had the courage you have…

  6. Liz – I don’t remember that story about the baby shoes. I’ll have to find it.

    Angie – I know, it is a great mystery.

    Vasilly – Thank you for your support!

    BSQUARED86 – Thanks for you kind words. Those single shoes are very strange and sad.

    Frances – Thank you so much!

  7. Geov Parrish

    This is a test to seeif someone can leave a comment.

  8. Oh, thrilling (in a melancholy kind of way) and beautifully constructed.

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