April is Poetry Month!

I’m not a poet, at all. But it’s fun to try new things so this month I’m writing a poem a day as part of a challenge with a group of friends. These are finished poems, they’re just quick tries. But I think it’ll be fun to put them out there and see what happens.

In fact, reading up on types this morning got me excited and I wrote one early. I didn’t realize how many types there were or how many rules forms can have (I really know NOTHING about poetry!) but it lights up my brain in the same way scriptwriting does- the struggle to work within the structure is a puzzle I enjoy.

“A Girlfriend”

I drink my coffee soft and sweet,
disliking things which are bitter.
Averting my eyes from the falling sheet,
I drink my coffee soft and sweet.
Once my heart, this empty street
our love notes dropped as litter.
I drink my coffee soft and sweet,
disliking things which are bitter.

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