NaPoWriMo Day 20: Consider the Following


Consider this:
There are stars, in some faraway galaxy
Burned out and beaming still
Into our eyes on august nights
When the breeze rustles the brown grass
And still, I fret over nonsense things
a spilled glass of water, a misplaced ring
and consider, please
the ocean
in whose depths the glowing stars
of curious fish twinkle and glow
what unexplored vastness lurks? Who knows
and yet, I worry over nothing—
a turn not taken, a word unsaid
but think of it, this tiny world
so vast to us, but floating there
like jellyfish waiting in the depths below
and still I stew over nothing

I don't quite feel that this is finished, but I'm not sure what else to add to it yet to so I'll send it out and fix it later. The prompt was a to start a poem with "consider this", and this thing came tumbling out rather faster than expected. Weird how writing works sometimes.

Teacher Pretty
Middle school ESL teacher, lover of pink, eater of kimchi, addicted to Etude House, expert procrastinator, meeter of 2-dimensionial popstars: Ana. That's me.

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