For We Write Poems poetry prompt #202: Journal Poem http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/
suddenly know it isn’t something defective in me
Saw three separate hawks in quick succession
thought of myself and two sisters
Bright red truck on frontage road
not part of mainline traffic
our maiden name in huge white letters
emblazoned on the side panel
direction of childhood, memories…
Ring of three (powerful),
old nemesis (catastrophic when broken)
Two sets of cousins…three sisters
each, odd man out
Saw my pain and knowing in her eyes.
Did she see the same?
Elizabeth Crawford 2/28/14
Notes: I didn’t follow the specific directions in the prompt which called for daily journal entries. Have journal pages reaching back over thirty years, so decided to pull one up randomly and use that to form a poem. Was surprised at what I stumbled upon. Will continue to do the same. And again, thank you Neil.