#7: Six Statements and a Question

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?

Published by michaeljarmer

I'm a public high school English teacher, fiction writer, poet, and musician in Portland, Oregon

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