Sideswiped by God
April 11, 2009 § 2 Comments
We’re on Day 11 of National Poetry Month. Today’s prompt is “an object.”
They rattle (perhaps) in the jumble
of her purse or (maybe) they’re
lost under the bed or (if I’m lucky)
carefully placed by her sink where
she sees them every morning.
She feels broken/bad;
she tries hard to forget them.
For me, it’s dread and hope;
she doesn’t live here anymore.
My baby feels sideswiped by God, in whom
she can’t believe. There’s no reason
why she should – He did her wrong.
For me, the pills keep her alive;
She wants to live without them.
Writer’s Digest prompt April 11, 2009