For every

lifetime we

drop a few


lighten our


and find

yet another


to climb

still higher,


seeking a

 better view.

(presently on the third floor)

April Love Prompt: I Live Here

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.


5 thoughts on “Enlightenment

  1. Compact with impact. You really worked a great metaphor into tiny text. And with lift — those last words point right back up at the title. Very nice indeed.

    The sky in the photograph is particularly beautiful on this drippy, dark morning.

  2. Sometimes the handholds are slippery and climbing difficult, but the dropping of excuses and expectations lightens the load to make the journey a bit easier. I really love this poem, the photo, and Maureen’s comment, “Compact with impact”!

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