#NaPoWriMo17 April 5 – Day #5

Day #5

It’s too early for the prompt.
Not that that has ever mattered
to us renegades.

I am a bit concerned
about my poems.
They seem to be
increasingly becoming
vertical short stories
whenever I abandon
predetermined structure.

Could that be? What makes
a poem a poem, and not some
other genre of literature?
Is it just the geometry?
Is it all Euclidian after all?

Maybe it’ll be different
if I take it to an open mic
and read it out loud.
Or read it to you on the telephone.
Or read it to you over coffee.
Or post it on soundcloud and send you a link.

Could it just be the paper?
The factor limiting us to 2 dimensions?

You see! Vertical again!

What do you think tomorrow’s
prompt will be?


Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

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