18 October 2009

My Pockets are Full of All Good Things

The adoration of cats and the respect of birds.
Gourmet meals, complex wines and good conversation.
The image of myself in the eyes of one who loves me.
The tag team of wind and sunshine.
Rain on the roof at night.
Snow muffling traffic sounds at dusk.
Missed cabs and voices on a dark train 
and you beside me, sleeping.

PROMPT: What's in your pockets? Literally, this could be a simple list poem that would tell us something about the speaker. Women could substitute "purse" for "pocket," or you could change it to a desk drawer or something similar. Or, do as I did and tell them to choose figurative, imaginative things.

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