PROMPT #196 – SEALED WITH A KISS
The song of the same name by Bryan Hyland has a lyric, “I don’t want to say goodbye for the summer…” And during this past week, we did just that. We’ve entered the Autumnal Equinox and are free to embrace the fall season. But it does come with a tinge of sadness. Saying goodbye will do that! So, confront those feelings and write a “Saying Goodbye to_______” poem. Maybe it will provide a bit of comfort.
SARA’S AU REVOIR:
SAYING GOODBYE TO YOUTH
Inside my head, dwells
a young woman–impatient,
rebellious, sexual. In dreams,
this same woman appears,
parents alive and well, life
chaotic, never quite finding
her way. Spend a period
of time in my imagination.
View world through a kaleidoscope,
hear a calliope, become
a cartoon character. How do
I reconcile what I am to what I see
when I look at me? Inside my head
anything is possible; everything is fun.