Hi, all. A new writing prompt today. You can write a poem or a paragraph or even turn this one into a comic. What I want you to do is look at the animals around you — birds, squirrels, pets, deer. Watch them for a few minutes and imagine a conversation they’re having with someone else. It could be another animal. It could be you!
Here’s something I wrote this morning based on two cardinals that I like to watch from my office window. If you have something you’d like to share, please let me know, I’d love to see it!
Before the Rain
He might say: Come this way.
And she might ignore him
Before flying down and taking a peck
At the railroad tie
Before flying up and balancing triumphant
On the phone wire.
She might say: You’re late again
And he might ignore her
Before raising his wings in an almost-shrug
A way of secretly showing off his red,
A way of making her wonder why he’d never been
a model in an LL Bean catalog
(fall, not spring).
They’ve been together, these two
For all of the seasons now
And he hasn’t put a ring on it
Not even a Swarovski crystal.
She might say: It doesn’t matter.
She might mean it.
(Photos by my kiddo)