Poem#21 – Keepsake

Catching up with April’s Poem-a-Day posts, yesterday’s prompt is from poet Christoper Luna:

Go the website of your favorite poet. Copy the first line in their most recent post, and use it as the first line in your poem.

I chose one of my favorite writer/poets Sandra Cisneros, who’s latest post deals with grief and hope.


What to do with this grief today?

Bury the thorny knots beneath the ribs
until there is room for nothing else

turn the blinds, lock the doors
trash every song that made you feel

burn every shred of evidence
life was once worth living

no need
to hand over your keys to the house
or to the heart

the locks
have already been changed.

~ by Jacque on April 23, 2011.

5 Responses to “Poem#21 – Keepsake”

  1. […] Black Satin: https://jacquezyon.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/poem21-keepsake/ […]

  2. perfectly done.

    keep it up.

  3. Great poem on grief. Welcome to the Rally!

  4. invite you sharing a free verse with poets rally today.…12 hours to go before we are closed.

    Hope to see you in!
    Have A Blessed Thursday!

  5. […] it grief? Oh, how you describe such Glorious moment: The hands bring down a fine missive to describe Such thing too much of a beauty to see with bare […]

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