Image of Time

I’ve been reading Kyle Vaughn’s Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises, which inspired me to delve into another book study of poetry forms and responses. I’ll be making my way through the exercises and prompts between now and the end of the year.

Today’s writing exercise focuses on Imagery of Time. Vaughn encourages writers to focus on an aspect of time in today’s writing and create imagery in the piece.

Vintage Scotty

some say it's not 
what you retire FROM~
it's what you retire TO,
not going home to 
sit in your chair and 
wait your turn to die
but getting out,
taking your turn to live

without having to set alarms
meet deadlines
be somewhere, dressed
and ready

......maybe it means restoring
a Vintage Scotty camper
paring down from the Outback
and embracing the simplicity
of fold-out windows
with three dogs
two coffee mugs
two spoons 
two forks
two chairs
on a lake
next to a fire

Made with Padlet

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