On Friday, we celebrated the wedding of my daughter Melissa and her husband, Ryan. In bringing two disparate families together we were able make a connection that allows us to strengthen the supportive bond for the two young adults just starting out.
This week we want you to take two very dissimilar objects/subjects and try to find a common thread that ties them together and then write the poem. If that task seem daunting, make up a connection but you have to sell your point.
We wait for the wind
to be right and delight to bring
them out to fly and display, and we
play like children, releasing our words into
the air. Sometimes they struggle to lift off the ground,
and we run dragging them behind us. Stopping
and starting until the wind shifts and it catches.
It stretches our muse like a taut string,
a connection from our common
grounding. High and higher
still, bounding; seeking
altitudes that defy
logic, and find-