Welcome to Day 16 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!
Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.
But first, congratulations, Chris, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Chris (I think it may be Chris C?), please email me your address so I can send your prize: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!
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There’s the therapy,
two of us on the couch,
spilling our guts all over the place.
Tears, chuckles, frustrations, anger.
She helps us examine,
pointing out truths like giant specks
we never seem to see.
Cheers us on and challenges us,
draws diagrams like football plays
on the white-board.
50 minutes later:
tenderness, relief, and or exhaustion.
There’s the ramen place,
two of us in a booth,
hunger as if we’ve lifted boulders.
The comfort of tea, hot steaming
bowls of soup, full of so much
for us to slurp, chopsticks busy,
slippery noodles, spicy broth,
dabbing our chins, more water
please. We laugh, chat, remark,
remember, share tastes,
a communion of sorts. We leave
resurrected, soothed, hopeful,
both sessions filling us up,
bringing us back to the
best of parts of us.
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- I’m writing and posting a new poem every day through the month of April (yikes!), for better or worse.
- AND, as a gift, I’m giving away a copy of my poetry book EVERY DAY this month. FREE!
- Sign up to WIN a copy of (After) Confession by just leaving a comment beneath the poem of the day.
- I will pick a winner every day in April! So comment every day for a new chance to win.
This month’s posts are part of the NaPoWriMo challenge — that’s National Poetry Writing Month. At NaPoWriMo.net, you’ll find links to other participating writers and their poetry. AND daily writing prompts for inspiration to write your own poems. Check them out.
I’m so looking forward to your comments– it doesn’t have to be about the poem. Write anything, share the name of your favorite poet or poem, write about the weather, whatever! And thanks for reading.
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