The Poetry Thursday writing prompt this week was “streets”. Here are two poems I wrote after pondering that prompt for a while. The first is a memory from my childhood. The second I wrote out quickly and the last line made me laugh.
Little girl on this side of the street
And little girl on that side of the street
Looking at each other
Separated by wet, sticky tar
A black, oily smelling barrier.
One stands and places her bare foot
On the street, testing,
Imprinting a permanent reminder of the day
The street pavers kept her from
Playing with her friend.
Streets curve and veer
Joining and parting haphazardly
I search for order
And make a right turn
On Destiny Drive.