The Race

sea gull

For years

I tried

to

keep up,

but

now

I linger

 happy

to

 let others

run

ahead.

April Love Prompt: 10 Years Ago

This year I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by combining  NaPoWriMo’s daily poetry challenge with Susannah Conway’s April Love daily photo prompts on Instagram. Each day of April, you will observe the same photo in my Instagram feed on the righthand sidebar that you see in my blog post along with an instapoem. We shall find out at the end of the month whether this was a brilliant career move, sheer laziness or a fool’s errand. 

Until then, care to join me in these creative waters where even fools fear to tread? The water’s fine.

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4 thoughts on “The Race

  1. I was pulled in by the photo and stared at it for a while before I started scrolling down. The title messed with my brain. Race! I had felt such quiet in the flight that “race” was jarring. What an interesting response this engendered.

    I love the word “linger.” Your use of it is exactly right. Lingering is a worthy art and has its own finish line.

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