April, as knows anyone familiar with the blogging hemisphere, is NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month! An English teacher of mine challenged me to write a poem a day, and despite a lot of crazy stuff going on this month and the extreme likelihood of acute lack of sleep in the last few weeks due to my show this last weekend, I decided to give it a go. This is the last one I wrote for the month, and somehow it seemed fitting to close out a month of this writing exercise that really challenged me in a great way. It’s a little more playful and sing-songy than many of my others, as well as not so personal, which makes it easier to share.
Anyway, without further ado, I present “Paper Wings: An Ode to Books.”
Sequestered in a corner
they make the world go round
In someone else’s problems
my own no longer found.
They are ocean waves of power
or portholes of escape
Ideas yet unpondered
or dreams yet to be made.
I take flight on paper wings
Fresh eyes behold the view
Exposed to these unheard-of things
Books have now become my shoes.
I may be sharing more poems in the future. Depends how brave I get. Blessings!