dispersing & reflecting light through poetry

NaPoWriMo Day 6

Day 6 [7:10-7:13 am; 9:38-10:02 pm]
…write an ekphrastic poem. An ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by art. (www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-day-6)


Used with permission from the artist, Kevin Rockwell. I hope I did it justice.

Homeless on Homeless Art

Tryin’ to catch some z’s
in the after winter sun
here at the edge of America;
keepin’ it tight,
tryin’ to avoid exposure.
Crumpled up here
like a wadded up napkin
lyin’ on the side of the road,
tossed from a car window
like nobody’s business.
I’ll jus’ stay right here
on the side of the road…
don’t mind me.
Me, I’m keepin’ my head down,
just tryin’ to rest.
it’s a thin line,
lotsa thin lines
don’t nobody want to connect–
it ain’t all black and white.
Just like the brother
sittin’ over there, scribblin’
on his pad of paper…
we’re all sketchy.
Some of us
just more out in the open.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Daniel Massey

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