Another Way of Blooming
Response to writing prompt by R. Soos, on Poetry Super Highway:
“Pay attention and write a poem today.”
One at a time, please:
sense the gentleness of evening, understand that you belong.
Remember to share
your time, joy, hope – even woods and stars need hope.
instead of going down the same old road.
Keep your hands to yourselves;
unless, of course, you’re helping someone.
something may have started to bloom – or you started to notice.
(Previously shared on Poetry Super Highway’s Facebook page, April, 2019.)
Cindy Bousquet Harris is a poet, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the editor of Spirit Fire Review. Her poems can be found, or are forthcoming, in Nostos, Unlost Journal, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Pomona Valley Review, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, and in several anthologies, including Poemeleon’s Over the Moon. She’s lead poetry workshops for adults and at-risk youth, and has curated anthologies of young people’s poetry. She lives in Southern California with her husband and their children. You can reach her at: SpiritFireReview2@gmail.com