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#OctPoWriMo 2018 Day 25–Sometime Door

October 25, 2018


Sometime Door

I must go through the door


but there is so much more to do

in this little room

I don’t just sit here

children grown with children

gardens harvested

students off to save the world

I’ve rearranged the furniture a few times

scary and stimulating for

prosaic and practical

grasped for the familiar

learned the hand that holds the shield

still succumbs to time

Sought solitude

feared loneliness




returned to still me


when the walls press inward

when that word I know well

the one that belongs in my poem

refuses to reveal itself

I wonder, is it time?

What if stories go untold?

If poems remain unwritten?

I stand by the door

reach for the handle

but this old room is comfortable

perhaps I should just rearrange the furniture

one more time


Prompt: The Door Goes Both Ways

Form: Triquain (Did not use)

  1. I like the way you have used the prompt. I like the coziness of the room also.

  2. It’s really revealing to read these as a group. This is a poem that let’s us be the voyeur in your world. We peak into the room and into the life at the same time. Bravo!

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