Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Creativity Tips: Share

My latest poem. The workshop liked it a lot, so I'm sharing* it with you:

I loved a man who cheated

I can see him as a child, kicking a can,
thinking of nothing but the connection,
satisfaction of shoe on tin.

Together, apart.
Together, apart.
The irresistible skittering.

I can see him then, each careful kick,
moving the can five feet, ten,
keeping it in easy reach.

Dancing a tin ballet for boy
while another girl waits on the stoop
at her house down the street.

©2009 Sokoloff Harness Communications LLC

*Gotta tell you: Sharing poetry is scary for me. But it's good to scare yourself now and then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love it, Jannie! Love it.