Write a poem in which each line is a single declarative sentence until the last line. The last line should be a question. That was the prompt today on www.napowrimo.net and I took up the challenge. I thought, that since today was the seventh day of the poetry writing extravaganza, that my poem would contain six statements and a single question. Ended up as an nine-line poem, though. Didn’t like a long line dangling out there all by itself at the end. It’s kind of a slight thing, a kind of catalogue of the last twelve hours.
Six Statements and a Question
We’re almost out of coffee, again.
The wind has been heavy.
It blew open the basement door.
Last night I found a slug down there, forlorn.
This morning I had pancakes with my son.
I sacrificed the last of the maple syrup and used powdered sugar.
Tell me, is there anything that needs doing
that could not wait, could not wait
another day at least?