Frantically looking here, everywhere
Even just a tiny creak a clue to their perfect hiding place
But there is nothing, not a sound
It’s not fair! I scream in a brow curled scowl
Stop hiding, I know you are there!
My feet stomp emphatically
At the absurdity of this situation I fight in place
Frozen in a twist of disbelief almost out of possibilities
Losing my carefully built up confidence
Quickly. Why now? What is the point of losing something
So intrinsically me
I am always keeping track of them they even visit me when I am sleeping
Usually they can’t help themselves chattering aloud most days and nights
This has happened maybe twice, silence
I am quickly unnerved I find I just start spinning
Getting dizzy at the slightest thought, eventually
I knew it would come to this, the final drawer where they will be
Bitterly daring myself to open it
Do it, quick before they are gone
You will have no where to start from!
But I worry if I let them fly free, startled
Open to the wind they will scatter never to return.
Leaving me mute, trapped
Held as a hostage, disappearing indefinitely
Today’s assignment, write a Ode poem about something you might find in a drawer using one or more apostrophe. An Ode is described as “An ode is a laudatory poem celebrating a person, an object, a place, etc. It can come in any form these days, having shed its ancient (and much stricter) formal requirements.” The use of an apostrophe is described “You can write a poem that is made up entirely of one extended apostrophe, or switch back and forth between addressing your reader and addressing someone (or something) else.”
I am curious if you figured out what is hiding from me in the drawer? Can you believe these Canadian geese?
There were thousands of them in this field near my home. I got out of the car to see if I could figure out a way to take a photograph of them. They were far enough from the fence where it wasn’t a great photographic moment. So, I stayed there marveling at the view and then out of no where, starting from the left and moving to the right they all starting taking off into the sky, like a well choreographed dance. And then, they were all gone.