Monday, April 28, 2008

Poem a Day, Day 17

Today's prompt was to write a poem in the 3rd person, without words like I, me, my, or even us or you. So here's my attempt:

She sits on the couch


OK, she can't read yet

But he marvels at how intelligent

she seems

Looking at the pictures

She laughs to herself

Does she know he's watching her?

Assessing her?

She is his perfect daughter

He tries to be a perfect father

It's easy, he thinks, to blame

the world

To believe it is not his fault

That it's not his decisions that

hold him back

She makes a noise behind him

He turns

It's time to play

That's a decision that's easy

to make

-Justin M. Howe

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