reminder – a poem

Side Note:

I’m taking part in the 2014 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Today’s Poem is to:

This week, cold has been sweeping across parts of North America. While the effects of the cold can be seen (whether it’s snow, frost, or puffs of breath), the cold itself is something that cannot be seen–only felt. Cue today’s prompt.

For today’s prompt, write a poem for and/or about something that cannot be seen. I mentioned cold, but there are so many more possibilities, including love, gravity, the future, thoughts, and sound waves. Our lives are filled with things we know exist but which we can’t see.

Instead of writing for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to make these poems inspired by the second draft of my work-in-progress, currently titled “Arch Villains”. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

Reminder

On the tip of my tongue
was it a sound
a smell
or something shimmering
from the corner of my eye?

A visual sweep
produces nothing.
Closed eyes enhance
the other senses.
Listen carefully,
but nothing distinguishes itself.
Breathe deeply.
There it is
peppermint.

The fresh aroma
stirs the cortex
mixes present with past
and I stand at the precipice
of a long-forgotten
memory
wondering where
it will go.

How about you?

Do you ever have that feeling you can’t quite remember something? Are you participating in the 2014 PAD Challenge or NaNoWriMo? Let me know your experience in a comment below, or find me on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn. Plus, sign up for free e-mail updates from this blog in the top right-hand corner of the page.

This post was first published at http://heatherbutton.com 2014/11/12.

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