PROMPT #169 – “A SENSE OF BELONGING”

Your powers of observation are at random states of acuity. Do you always trust them? For this exercise/prompt close your eyes for about five minutes and get acquainted with your surroundings. Is it warm/cold? Are you comfotable/uneasy? Aromas? Sounds? Do not let your eyes deceive, let your remaining senses take command. When you feel very aware, write your poem.

WALT’S SENSE:

HERE AND NOW

The patter of rain,
a steady downpour, more
monsoon than shower.
Hours spent huddled
warm under a soft throw.
Temperatures have fallen
the condensation thick
on windows and steam lifts
from soup kettle to nostril,
it fills you with reminders
of mom’s kitchen. You’re itching
to recapture the comfort.
Eyes beckon to doze through
the next few hours as the showers
do not relent. You are spent
and it’s mid-afternoon.
You hope the rain stops soon!

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014