NaPoWriMo Day 6

Outside My Window

Puddles big and small reflect the periwinkle and golden sky.

The gravel road is designed by carvings from tire tracks and avid walkers.

The soft muddy ground forms shallow basins, offering the melted snow to anyone who would have it.

Bare branches bend and twist in the crisp, whispering winds.

The once proud fourteen foot snow pile has dwindled to a mere one foot, no longer pure white.

Dirtied by the harsh winter and refusing to give up, it still clings to the earth.

A squirrel scurries on the power lines with the goodies he stole from the neighbors' bird feeder puffing his cheeks.

The brown grass is making its debut, certain it will be a lush forest green in no time.

Two small dogs circle the big pine tree on the corner, both trying to claim it as their territory.

One tan, one black. Both emptying any fluid in their bladder to make their mark.

Birds sing cheerfully, and loudly.

The setting sun sets a hazy afterglow on a beautiful day.

Spring is here.

I used the NaPoWriMo Prompt below:

Take a good look outside your
window. Spend a minute or so jotting
down all the nouns you see outside. Tree. Car. Bus. Dog. Then spend a minute or so writing down all the colors you see. Finally, think about taking place outside. Is the wind blowing? “Blow.” Is someone walking their dog? “Walk.” Spend a.minute or so writing down these verbs. Now you’ve got a whole list of words from which to build a poem, mixing and matching as you go. Happy writing!


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