NaPoWriMo Day 23: I challenge you to take a chance, literally. Find a deck of cards (regular playing cards, tarot cards, uno cards, cards from your “Cards Against Humanity” deck – whatever), shuffle it, and take a card – any card! Now, begin free-writing based on the card you’ve chosen. Keep going without stopping for five minutes. Then take what you’ve written and make a poem from it.
There was a time I thought an evening wrap was essential
Yet, secretly I was keen on the dud’s tousled style
I found it more attractive than the formal dance date’s smile
Sure he had the tuxedo with the white jacket
Surely this man with flowers would be a good provider
But did he have a leather bomber?
Would he wrap me in it in the rain?
I prefer a man who sports a face beard shadow
One who is witty and makes me laugh
His kiss must make me swoon
But his outfit need not match
My favorite game from 1965 is all a blur
Yet its lingers in my closet, along with a silver fox fur
The mystery of it all still rocks my world.
~Just L (April 23, 2015)