For NaPoWriMo Day 3, the prompt is:
“Today’s prompt is based in a poem by Larry Levis called “The Two Trees.” It is a poem that seems to meander, full of little digressions, odd bits of information, but fundamentally, it is a poem that takes time. . . I’d like to challenge you to. . . write something that involves a story or action that unfolds over an appreciable length of time.”
Credit: Heather Zabriskie via Unsplash.
Levitating light, airy and ethereal.
Baby’s mobile spins,
As the sundial’s shadow wanes.
Ticks — children sigh, clocks circling.
Can’t read minutes,
Deduce digital numeric language better.
Somewhere neither young nor old,
Decimals on smartphones,
Grandfather chimes, seconds slip, lost.
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