First, some news. I am taking a Poetry course at my college, and the prompt was to write about an ordinary object that transformed in some way. And is has to be free verse. Now knowing me (and all my poems on here so far), I don’t write free verse very often because it’s not my favorite poetry style to write in. But so much contemporary American poetry is free verse. Crazy! I much prefer rhyming scenes, but okay then. So I wrote Lavender Poodle based on the prompt.
Second: I’ve written my first guest post! I found lifesfinewine when she liked one of my posts. She writes inspirational quotes, issues on psychological health and positivity, and promotes guest bloggers. So I offered to write a guest post. And guess what? It seems that some people really seem to like it… ;). Check it out here!
She was the the color of her scent
when Mom popped her in for introductions;
she was stuffed full of lavender fragrances
when she crowned my bedside that night;
and one whiff takes me take to Zen zone
intro a headspace I long…forgot.
I spilled all
the night I cradled my poodle
as though I cradled my long-lost love…
I breathed in the scent
and I forgot all
because I just…
I lost my little poodle one day
I know not where,
all I have is
her heart —
her bean-bag, lavender heart
filled with my love and pain,
and it still pulses
with lavender residue
when I microwave it
and cradle it
like I cradle a long-lost love.