One of these days

My Big Tent post for the week came off a bit mad and snarky. Okay, a lot mad and snarky. I don’t take it back, but consider this a postscript.

One of these days
there will be chickweed stars
and the stiff thatch will be
studded with tender.

the orange streetlights
will dim against twilight
that lingers like friends

songs across the street
will open the windows
and play in my mind

and I will be smiling
without knowing why.

Poetic Asides Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 122

For the prompt this week, write a “one of these days” poems. In my mind, this kind of poem is one that is written with the attitude of either “one of these days, I’m going to do (blank),” or, “one of these days, I’m going to quit (blanking).” Of course, I’m always open to any other interpretations of the prompt as well.

Also, including the phrase “one of these days” in the poem or the title is optional; I’m more interested in conveying that sense of wanting change but still implying that the time’s not quite right yet.



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