For Poets United Verse First poetry prompt: Edit To Elevate
And For We Write Poems poetry prompt #169:Dangerous Poems
Am wishing for a hard rain,
pounding against concrete patio,
darkling sky sounding a hint of disaster.
Not soft swishing whisper, which fails
to be heard without studied concentration,
or light dance steps come and gone in a flash.
No momentary glitter in a pot that never fills.
Small puddles swiftly growing stagnant. Thickening
crust becoming just more detritus.
Am longing for a really harsh rain
that will ruthlessly scrub away, methodically destroy,
remains of unforgiven stains from all those other yesterdays.
Elizabeth Crawford 8/14/13
Notes: Read both prompts back to back. Both were about editing, using different language than the usual, making the words count, perhaps saying things never said before. For whatever reason, after reading them, my first thought was about rain, hard rain that cleanses, perhaps allowing new beginnings.