NaPoWriMo Day 26: Our last two prompts have been squarely in the silly zone – this one should give some scope to both the serious-minded and the silly among you. Today, I challenge you to write a persona poem – a poem in the voice of someone else. Your persona could be a mythological or fictional character, a historical figure, or even an inanimate object.
I’ve watched you for a long time now
You come close and then retreat
Sometimes you even turn me on
If only to feel my heat.
Just when I think we have a moment
I hear you phone a friend
“Oh yeah, since becoming an empty nester
Those days have come to an end.”
I understand you’ve been burned a time or two
And daily interaction is beyond all reason
Yet I know you own The Pleasures of Cooking for One
And enjoy other delights of this season.
I see you sitting on the wood floor
With wine between your knees
I don’t want to be jealous of the refrigerator
So won’t you visit me, too, soon please?
~Just L (April 26. 2015)