Thursday, April 1, 2010

And so it Begins, Poem1

The prompt: Title your poem, “Self-Portrait with ___________” and start writing from there.

Self-Portrait with Paper Flowers

a black rib, ribbed to cradle
each blossom

red crinkle
yellow husk

these ribs hold words in my chest
& paper clipped against my bones

a language meant for calling out
to the world how big

our hearts are